Yet another buyer has changed their mind and so we now have three birth-notified Berkshire weaner gilts for sale again. When I spoke to the buyer a fortnight ago, it was all on but when we came home this evening there was message on the voicemail saying they’d had a change of situation and no longer wanted their gilt. Argh! That’s the fourth person to cancel or change their order from this litter – and it happens with every litter.
We’ve had the “drop your price to £10″ approach, the “I can’t keep pigs as my cholesterol is too high” excuse, the “my circumstances have changed” excuse and the “I’m not quite ready after all” excuse. Can people please be bloody honest up front and say “can I look at your pigs without buying a single one of the them” or say “I’m a total bloody fantasist so you can you just indulge me for half an hour”? Of course they can’t. They have to be typically British and tell you what they think you want to hear, then hurriedly and embarrassedly back out of the commitment they’ve made. It happens all the time, but it’s a serious problem when we need the cash from the pigs to pay bills and we need the pigs gone to cut the feed bill. So does anyone else honestly want from one to three weaners, available from Saturday, 10 November? And don’t piss me around or I’ll tear the next fantasist timewaster’s head off.