It was only a matter of time.
I truly have been trying to push out as many orders as possible. But, I’m just not able to keep up with people just getting thoroughly pissed with me.
The truth is, when the Huffington Post article came out, I got a nice chuck of orders….but, I didn’t charge enough for them. So, once the money was spent on rent and utilities, I had to go back to making more bears. And people have been truly upset that I could be making new bears when I have older bears that need to go out. I had no choice. I had to make new ones to keep paying rent, keep paying utilities.
But here before Christmas, I know the tension gets worse. Deadlines are unmistakeable. And pressures mount. I understand that. And when people get angry, I understand that, too.
I didn’t do any bears for this month because I was convinced I could get most everyone out in time before feeling the pressure. But, that wasn’t the case. No bears being sold, means no money. And no money means no rent. So, I didn’t knit up any new ones, I’ve just been busy trying to get older ones out.
So I’m screwed. Rent still hasn’t been paid and I’ve been refunding money to people like crazy. Yes, the prices of my bears has double, because half of that goes back to people who just are so infuriated with me that I have no choice but to let them have their money back.
Patience is running thin with people. They’re not happy with my promises anymore. And I have to reiterate, I understand. I truly do and I’m doing everything in my power to get you squared away, whether its the bear or your money you want, and pay my rent and utilities at the same time. And this month? It just didn’t happen.
So, if you’d like to help out, I’m hoping you can. If you want to consider it an early Christmas, I’ll gladly accept.
But, this is the last, and I do mean THE LAST opportunity I have to save my reputation, get solid ground, and finish the year with EVERYONE happy. They’ll either have their bear, or their refund, and I’ll have paid the rent before temorrow before I’m asked once again by my landlord, “Late AGAIN?” then asked to leave.
I know there are many of you, soooo many of you that have received your bears and love every single one of them. You write to me and tell me, you send photographs to prove it. And that is the hope that keeps me working well into the night, and early in the morning.
Here I was hoping to score my little white house one day, while destiny was pressing me into remembering that I can only move forward from the groundfloor. No high flying expectations, walk first. Crawl if you have to. You can’t move forward until the past is settled.
You can help out by buying patterns, or my bundle, or perhaps a gesture into my donate box. Everything counts. Every dime.
It’s time to clear this once and for all. Am I to knit for people hopes and dreams that they can clutch and hold dearly? Or am I to be a huge disappointment?
Everything we’ve all worked so hard for can’t collapse so quickly. I need a fighting chance to win your favor again. I really need a fighting chance.
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