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Well, that'll teach me to get excited about something :(

By dragon_chick_99

Filed under: 2001 Pontiac Trans Am (dragonbird)

It seems that just when I think things are gona be alright, I get done wrong :( The guy that's suppose to do the airbrushing on Dragonbird straight lied!!!! He said he'd be there yesterday (Friday) to do his part, of course he didn't show, he didn't even have the descency to call and say "Hey sorry, but I won't be able to make it today" I have no idea why he didn't show, maybe he forgot, I don't know. But i'm getting so sick and tired of gettin treated like this. When I say i'm gonna be somewhere at a certain time, i'm there, and if I can't make it, or if i'm gonna be late, I call that person and let them know. I just don't leave a person hangin. I go by the golden rule "Do unto others as you want others to do unto you" So if i'm treating people nice, why do I keep getting treated poorly? Because of this, I won't be able to have Dragonbird at the Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge Car Show :( I have tried my best to be patient and have a positive attitude through all this, but my patience is wearing dangerously thin. Sorry i'm being so negative, but I just gotta vent.....

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KITTB
Jun 2, 2010 at 9:12 pm
I know your pain! Unfortunately for me I know the feeling! And it's all the worse when you communicate with the person and they verify that the project will be done in time for a show and then don't even give you the courtesy to give you a heads up when they don't come through.
But don't give up! In the end you will get what you are looking for.
Ive been waiting for a custom dashboard that I ordered in January 09. I was supposed to have it by June or at the very latest August of 09. Im pissed too. I know for sure that this guy does awesome work because I have both seen his work on other friends' cars and I have purchased from him before and he took a long time then, but his work was perfect, not a single defect.
If you know for sure you can get a perfect job outta this guy, you may decide in favor of dealing with the headache of wasted time. All the anger will disappear the moment you see it done!
But if you have any doubts about his character from things you heard from people who have dealt with him then let him go.
Either way you deserve better! But you are the judge of what you will and won't deal with. And either way you will have our support1
 
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oldjoe
Jun 2, 2010 at 10:59 am
Unfortunately it seems this type of thing always happens to the REALLY GOOD FOLKS! The butt heads of the world seem to go through life with no such problems! Makes a person wonder doesn't it! Hope you get it all figured out and standing tall real soon!
 
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southernformula
May 31, 2010 at 2:19 pm
You and that car deserve better. People are ****s at times and it sounds like that guy needs some act right.
 
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BugeyeRX
May 30, 2010 at 6:38 pm
That BLOWS! You are probably better off, I would not want some chump like that even touching my cars! Sorry and hope it all works out for you!
 
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twhotrod1968
May 30, 2010 at 7:09 am
drop him and move on there are others out there
 
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GMman
May 30, 2010 at 5:52 am
It just goes back to respect! This guy is lacking alot of it! I wish you could find someone else to do the work!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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3fan4ever
May 29, 2010 at 10:50 pm
I DONT BLAME YOU FOR BEING PISSED OFF,THAT GUY IS A REAL TOOL AND NOT THE KIND YOU FIX THINGS WITH.I TRULY BELIEVE YOU WILL FIND THE RIGHT PERSON TO DO WHAT YOUR LOOKING FOR,JUST DONT GIVE UP OR GET DOWN ABOUT THIS SITUATION.WE ALL WANT PEOPLE TO BE THE WAY WE ARE,BUT UNFORTUNATLY SOME PEOPLE JUST DONT GIVE A CRAP ABOUT ANYONE OR ANYTHING.YOU WILL FIND THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THE JOB,AND YOUR CAR WILL GET DONE AND LOOK AMAZING.KEEP BEING YOU AND STAY POSITIVE, AND EVERYTHING IS GOING TO WORK OUT. YOU CAN VENT ANYTIME YOU WANT:-{}
 
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Moonshine55
May 29, 2010 at 10:32 pm
Alicia,
I can understand your frustration... Trust me on this!!! Sometimes you want something so bad nothing else is important, and because of this things tend not to go your way even with all your positive thoughts and your friends keeping positive thoughts for you. Now is the time for restraint. I know it's hard, I know it aggravating, I've been there and done that, but it then end what good does it really get you? YOU Have a beautiful car, a sweet ride if there ever was one... some forks don't even have that! All good things come to those who wait... and wait and friggin wait!!! LOL It can be a bummer I know!! God I know!!! Just be thankful you have the Dragonbird!!! Everything will fall into place and maybe not when you want it too but when it needs too. Everything happens for a reason and Alicia... I don't know you personally but I know you know what I am talking about!!!! Faith Baby!!! Faith!!! Don't rush it...It will happen and it will happen the right way not the rushed way!! ;-)

Your Friend
Frank (Moonshine55)
 
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RealJoker
May 29, 2010 at 9:16 pm
I'm so sorry to hear that Dragon-Chick. Besides being a mechanic I'm also an artist (Graphic Illustrator). I'm working both into the build of The Phoenix. And in either capacity I may be bad about predicting how long a job may take due to unforeseen problems, I always show up and start when I say, or let them know as soon as I can if I'm unable to.

My current landlord at my latest shop did something similar to me. I waited for a call he told me I would be getting letting me know when I could move into the other half of the building. After waiting longer than I should have I called him only to find out that he had "changed his mind". I thought things were supposed to be different in a small town.

Hang in there. i know how tough it is when you're so close.
Is there any way you can take her to the show "pre- graphics"?
 
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gearhead19
May 29, 2010 at 9:08 pm
wow not cool not cool at all
 

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