Yesterday I got an email from a guy who knows a guy, who was told I might be the guy who would love and worship an un restored Yellow Jacket Boat. Free. But he wanted to talk on the phone first. Okay, I get that. Fair. But I had been and was in meetings all day and still working as of 9PM. So I asked, can you send me some snap shots so we can talk about it. Okay? Well, I got this answer.
Oh ok don’t call me then (NAME) I don’t want to talk to you. I have to go out uncover it take pictures of the top sides inside pull out all the seats from storage take pictures of all brightwork top deck trailer pictures of the titles and lose a lot of money on the boat and trailer and give it away for free to a person that doesn’t want to talk to me over the phone just send pics I don’t want to talk to you leave me alone I need people that are serious I will have to pass I am very tired of flakes and time wasters and picture collectors Good bye
YIKES! Now note, No photos. Frustrating? Right. It’s like you are in the dark. So? And its in Nevada? Utah? Is it so hard to have photos ready? I get it, just come and get it, its free. So quit your bitch’n and asking for me to do crap. I get that. For the record, this is a normal email for us. Except, photos are usually involved as some sort of reference.
I know this may seem like I am being picky, but its not un common for museums and other places to refuse even a donation. The boat can become a liability. A yellow jacket? An easy resto, and fun. But maybe not worth any big money in the end. So it has to be a real passion for Yellow jacket thing. Here is a cool video of Yellow Jacket History thanks to the good folks that run the Yellow Jacket Boat Website.