Saturday, 16 October 2010
It's Saturday again!
OK...an update. Well as brief an update as possible about Mr A because I am becoming so exasperated I'm fast losing the will to live.
He still thinks he can sell the mesir macunu products. So (you may ask) why did he return the rest of the stock at the beginning of the week for a refund? Well it would seem that the remaining products were ones that weren't so popular. He found another supplier today who has more of a variety of products on offer, some of which are cheaper. An order was placed, a price given, but then we were quite shocked to learn the cost of sending it by cargo. Cargo costs in Turkey are usually pretty reasonable but this company charges by the kilo and its expensive. We would also have had to pay a fee for paying the cost of the order into the company bank account, which we couldn't do today because it's Saturday. So we would have had to wait until Monday, pay the money, and then the goods would be despatched to arrive on Tuesday.
We weighed up the cost of all this against the cost of petrol to make the trip to Manisa, and there frankly wasn't much in it, so as Mr A doesn't want to waste precious selling days waiting, he set off at lunchtime today to collect the stock. He will make some stops on the way back to start selling, return home tonight and start again tomorrow...this time staying locally. Ahem...which was my idea two weeks ago...but of course he knew best (which he didn't!)
And he seems to have learned a lesson from the distress he caused me last weekend when I couldn't contact him, and has just borrowed someone's phone to call me quickly so that I could call him back.
And that's all I want to say about this, other than he has tried desperately to find some other kind of work locally but there is absolutely nothing, so at least he's doing something!
I'm really annoyed today because I couldn't log on to my UK TV website for some reason. It just keeps coming up with "host not found" then I get the HTTP404 message so I have no idea what's happening. I have internet connection...everything else is OK but just cannot get my TV site. And I was so looking forward to Strictly Come Dancing and the X Factor tonight. I've tried phoning the company but there's no-one there...perhaps they've gone bust? Or worse still maybe this is yet another site that the Turkish government have decided to ban....who knows?
The weather has been very unpredictable today. I set off to Milas this afternoon in temps of around 80F...blue skies...lovely. Then as I was shopping some clouds suddenly appeared and it started to rain. It stopped 10 minutes later...brilliant sunshine again. It has been doing this all afternoon. It's dark now and a few minutes ago I heard the rumble of thunder so I think we are likely to get a storm tonight. I love watching storms....well tonight I'll have little choice...no TV website to watch and no television!
So...that's another Saturday gone. Have a good weekend all xx