So, I’ve gotten quite a few emails (actually TONS) from alot of you wondering where your bear is. I understand. I truly do. Now, this is the process I’m working on now. The first part of the day, I work on a bear that was made to order and it gets boxed and sent out. My mailman shows up at 4:30. The second part of the day I work on a bear to sell right away. At this point, I have no choice. I mean, I have no money. And I have to sell one bear a day to keep things afloat. Rent, electric, more polyfil. So, alot of people are upset that I seem to work up a bear and then sell it, when they haven’t received theirs yet. I totally get that, but the reality is, I have to keep selling. Another crinkle in the scenario is that I get some rather angry people who say, “Send me bear now, or else.” And I have to oblige, even though someone further down the list hasn’t received theirs. Someone who has been waiting longer writes me and says someone they know got their bear before they did, but I seemed to have skipped them.
So, there is a lot of….geez, I dunno. I’m trying to make everyone happy, but pissing everyone off at the same time. I’m not sure what to do. I have wrestled with the idea of charging more, so I wouldn’t have to work as hard….but that’s a risk that could turn people away. At this point, I have to sell 30 bears a month to settle my bills. And that’s not just rent and utilities, that’s also food, boxes, poyfil, and postage. I’m not trying to whine, or bestow a pity party, I’m just asking you what you want me to do? I mean….I’m asking you, what do you want me to do? Right now I’m working on Kathi Ganz’s panda and at the same time, working on a bear to sell for tomorrow. Because that is the reality. I have to sell another one tomorrow. Actually, I now have to sell 3 tomorrow. So, I know people are confused, and angry, and I’m…..
I just….I don’t know what ya’ll want me to do. I want to do right by everyone. So, I just need to know how to do that.