I bid you adieu!
And adieu to you, too!
After a particularly trying day, which I shall not go into here, a couple from Pittsburg stepped into the gallery 10 minutes before closing. We had lovely conversation and a nice visit, they were so very complimentary about the art and gallery. Before leaving they purchased two of my angels, which I never intended to actually sell but rather use as examples, but due their great enthusiasm for them I agreed to sell. After they left the gallery I began gathering my things to leave when I spied their receipt still on the counter. I made a mad dash to the parking lot and did not see them, and then to my fellow merchant's businesses hoping they were still in town, but alas they were nowhere to be found. I returned to the gallery and re-locked the door and a couple minutes later spied the gentleman hurrying quickly toward the door. Grabbing the receipt I unlocked the door and announced I was so glad he came back for his receipt! He said he had not returned for the receipt but rather drove back hoping I was still there because he and his wife couldn't possibly go back to Pennsylvania without also purchasing two of my abstracts they had been looking at before leaving the first time!
I bid farewell to my two angels, but gained two new ones! Godspeed!