It is funny how things come about, a friend of a friend is a disc jockey and runs a mobile disco. He had been at a gig when a couple of lads who were slightly worse for wear managed to trip over his speaker stand, bringing it down with an almighty crash.
The following day he checked the speaker cabinet over, from the outside it did not look to bad with just a cracked corner, on further inspection he found half a dozen screw mounting points broken off and the bracket that held the tweeter in place had broken into four. He was not impressed to put it mildly! Being a resourceful man he glued all the bits back into place. Job done! or so he thought. The hard work was undone when he screwed the cabinet together, braking the repairs.
After a long chat he gave us the speaker box to repair, but still was not sure if it would be strong enough. The big problem for us was making all the joints completely clean of glue. Any contamination would degrade the effectiveness of the welding and could cause failer. Another consideration was the build up of heat; we would be working deep inside the enclosure and being one of the softer plastics it would not take much to make it melt.
Over the last few months we have looked for someone to produce some baseball hats with our logo on.
You would have thought this would have been easy! No, not a bit of it! We have contacted a number of companies that have failed to get back in touch. Why have email if you are going to ignore it? Better still, tell people phoning is the best way to contact you and stop wasting our time!
I went to a local business in person, leaving my card and what I was looking for; they said ” We will ring you tomorrow.” Still waiting! If you say your going to do something then keep your word! If you don’t want to phone then email, it could not be simpler. Personally I think it is better to say you do not want to do it. Silence shows a lack of respect for a potential customer it also means that customer is lost to you for any future orders!
Alan and myself have been friends for a long time. But for some unknown reason lost touch some years back.
It all started with a phone call on the merits of fiberglass over molded plastic for motor bike custom work. This conversation came about due to an accident that damaged the nose cone to his bike. After a long chat Alan decided to convert his Suzi GSXR 1100 nose cone to accept a set of Honda Foxeyes.
Over the following months as I sculpted the faring to take its new head lights, Alan visited with the rest of the bike to test fit the nose cone; we became good friends. Little did I know that this would be just the start.
It is funny how things happen, one of my other friends who knew Alan got in touch recently saying he had just been in contact with him. The next thing I knew Alan had left an email.