Apparently there are phone messaging “rules” which I am unaware of and I’m finding myself frustrated by this lack of knowledge. So, I thought I’d seek advise from my hip and knowledgeable blog readers.
Ready? Here are my questions – there are only two:
1.) If you go into someone’s voice mail when should you leave a detailed message – explaining everything you’re calling about, or, answering all of their questions from the phone message they left you – and when should you simply hang up assuming they’ll see a missed call and call back?
2.) If you leave a detailed message – often answering questions which have perplexed generations but once the words leave your mouth the information mysteriously is lost from your brain – and the individual calls back – without listening to your brilliant message – asking who are you and why you called their number – is it okay to feel sad, disappointed and a little angry?
I hope you never use words like – sad or angry – when describing your experience at Jubilee Furniture! Though I have had disappointed customers when something sells immediately upon opening on a Friday – but not to them. It’s not unusual for customers to be waiting at the door for us to open Friday at 1:00 p.m. because they spotted something on the blog that is perfect for their home (and a great price too!). Amazing!
As always – Jubilee Furniture is open today (Friday) from 1 to 8 and tomorrow (Saturday) from 9 to 4. Additionally, we WILL BE OPEN Friday, 12/21; Saturday, 12/22; Friday, 12/28 and Saturday 12/29 our normal hours (so stop in for some holiday cheer!).
What follows are photos of SOME of the fabulous furniture donated this week.
gorgeous dresser priced $125
in excellent condition sofa for $95
table, 2 leaves, 6 chairs and table pads – caning is in perfect condition – priced $225 for the set
great leather sofa for $225; matching leather chair and ottoman for $175
lovely sofa/hall table with glass top priced $95
sweet narrow storage piece made of hard rock maple priced $95
curved wood side chair in a rose fabric priced $75; gorgeous Ethan Allen over-sized chair (or loveseat) priced $295; amazing gold leaf and shell round coffee table priced $175
great chair and ottoman priced $95
two Room & Board brown twill side chairs in good condition (some fading) priced $395 each
fun mirrored hall or sofa table priced $75 (two chips in mirror along top back of piece)
amazing pieces all by Pennsylvania House – first the desk for $125; tall chest of drawers priced $175; dresser with mirror for $150
also by Pennsylvania House an unique side table priced $45
I am completely in love with the solid cherry secretary – see how the top flips out and two “arms” pull out to support it? – amazing! There are a couple of gouges on one of the drawers that should be easy to stain – priced $245
upholstered bench in excellent condition priced $40
lovely sleeper sofa priced $135
words are going to fail me as I try to describe these amazing chairs – they were manufactured on February 13, 1970 by Style Upholstering Inc. in Hickory, NC and delivered to the John M. Smyth store on West Polk in Chicago. They are a golden mustard colored pleather with fabulous nail-head trim and ball casters. They are in almost perfect condition – no rips, a mark or two here and there – and are priced $75 each and there are six of them. Pedestal table is $65
what fun this loft twin bed with curtains and slide will be once you have it all assembled! Donor paid $539.99 new – Jubilee Furniture price is $195 and does NOT include the twin mattress
here’s another set of fabulous chairs – they are also priced $75 each and there are four matching. Two would look great at each end of your dining room table or as a side chair in your living room or a spot to sit and put on your shoes in your bedroom…! The huge mirror is priced $375. Oh, and there’s Teresa writing down prices while I snap photos! Thank you, Teresa!
sweet writing desk by Home Depot priced $50 – sorry, I didn’t note the cost of the black chair pulled up to it, oops!
cool two door retro storage piece priced $40; Hon vintage guest chair (not a desk chair since it doesn’t have wheels) – very faded but still amazing priced $45; small wooden foot rest for $8
fabulous old Bassett pieces – dresser is priced $200; matching dressing table (would also make a great narrow desk) priced $150 – both pieces have original hardware!
sweet bench has a plastic fabric top and is priced $45
fantastic Thomasville desk and chair – priced $150 for the set
After numerous phone messages to my kids and Dan and Chris – the fantastic Jubilee Furniture warehouse guys – without any of them listening to them, I started calling and if they didn’t pick up simply hanging up.
I arrived home from work about a month ago and my daughter was sitting on the couch reading – which is no big deal except I had tried to phone her and she hadn’t answered or called me back.
“Hey Abbers! I tried to reach you earlier. Why didn’t you call back?”
“Because you didn’t leave a message.”
Grrrr..what’s a person to do, dear reader?