One thing I can NOT stand and have experienced a lot while in business is someone asking for a "hook-up" or complaining about prices. Especially from the locals. Finally learning to say no and sometimes even a HELL NO is a gift from God. I just don't get it, you don't walk into Target and say "Can I get a hook-up on this tupperware set?", No you walk in and whatever the price may be you pay for it or shop around else where. People will pay $200 for a pair of Jordans that have been released three times but won't support a local business because of their prices. I don't think people realize that for most of us our business is all that we have. Our generation is screwed and easily persuaded. Every major brand out there was once a small business. Everyone starts somewhere and the only way they got to where they are now is from the support that they received. So I said all of that to say, the next time you come in contact with a local business owner, show some respect. We have bills just like everyone else and are very passionate about our crafts. Asking for a "hook up" or complaining about prices is not support its taking advantage and disrespectful.
Ok, I'm done.