ADVICE TO TELEMARKETERS or people from social service agencies who want us to donate: My wife runs the show.
Sheryl just went through this with an older man from a church group. He kept asking for me, and Sheryl kept telling him I was unavailable. She finally had to tell him that she is also an owner of this business. He then realized he could talk to her about his charity's needs.
Telemarketers never say, "Are you the owner of the business?" They always say, "Can I speak to the owner of the business?" And here's Sheryl's reply - "CLICK." Of course, she is just as likely to put Fast Eddie on the phone too.
This is a joint venture and we make decisions together, but she has the degree in business. I have the degree in staying out of the way. It's a match made in heaven!