I’ve never been treated that rudely in all my life..

07 Jul

Wow. There are almost no words for it.

I don’t think it’s a big secret about who I am or what I do. I’m a designer and I design all kinds of things – whether it’s web pages, advertisements, merchandise, theme parks, real estate, yachts or redesigning a Porsche – this is how I make my living. And I really don’t think it’s shocking or a secret. Readers of this blog know that I am incredibly transparent because I am very honest about what I do. In many cases, I redesign things to make them better and to sell them.

Someone asked me about the Porsche and whether or not I still had it. So I said, “No. I sold it. It was a flip. I flipped it.”

They literally got up and walked away from the table. It was the rudest thing I have ever seen.

I have no idea if in their head they misunderstood and thought I totaled a Porsche – which I did not. I sold it. I redesigned it. I sold it. Or are they that insecure about themselves. It doesn’t really matter because no matter what someone thought, the reaction to my answer was incredibly rude and no one from a decent family would do such a thing.

I find it shocking actually. Yes, I’m successful at what I do and yes I do this kind of stuff for a living. That doesn’t mean anyone should be rude to me. They asked a question, I answered it. I actually felt like I was being interrogated, not having a conversation with a person.

I find the whole thing extremely odd.

But it’s not like what I do for a living is a secret on the Internet. I own advertising agencies. I design things. I redesign things. I have a blog where everyone knows what I do and what I’m working on.

The only thing I can think of is that person is totally insecure. Very strange. The car is a piece of my work. So what?

I’m not a judgmental kind of person because I think that kind of thing is very closed minded.

I felt like I was being scrutinized over what I was wearing. I was wearing a Lilly Pulitzer dress and blue topaz jewelry. Does it come as any surprise that I’ve done advertising work for Lilly Pulitzer stores and a high-end jeweler? I love the things my clients have done. Is there anything wrong with that?

Very, very strange behavior. Definitely no manners.

My experience is that successful people in life make alliances and they have patience and they have manners. And you should never apologize for being successful.

I have no idea. Maybe they are just that insecure. I guess I should feel sorry for them.

I don’t know. Perhaps you could get away with that sort of thing if you were selling a commodity in life or doing something like trading stocks. But that’s not what I do for a living.

Most of you know me by now and you know that I am not a fan of people who are not nice. And that was not nice.

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