Stan, my art teacher, is excited about something. He and my two art friends and I have been meeting and painting together for ten and one half years now. We feel like we’re almost related.
“Listen to this one,” he says as he fingers his little beard with his hand. “I was at a Ggallery in New Mexico last week and the owner tells me a true story.”
According to Stan, a woman walks in, points at a huge not-very-good painting for $7,500 and says, “I want to buy that one.” Then, she buys a few more and ends up spending $8,500.00.
She asks the owner to have the paintings shipped to her home in Colorado. He says he will, but it will take him three weeks before he can get to it. This is okay with the woman.
Two weeks later the lady emails him and says she needs the paintings at her home in no less than three days. She’s having a big party and the art has to be there.
The gallery owner gulps and says, “I thought we had an understanding about when I can ship them.”
The woman says she must have them in three days. (more…)