To be an entrepreneur in this country is not easy at all!
I was supposed to get a particular item delivered from my supplier and a customer was coming to pick it up. I sell thrift clothes and accessories as well.
So I sent a dispatch rider to go and get this item from my supplier once the customer paid for it which was on Monday by noon. I told him I needed it by let’s say 9am latest the next day which was Tuesday. Guess what? I didn’t see him. Not only did I not see him, I called several times and he didn’t pick.
One thing about me is that I always give everyone the benefit of doubt. I believe that dispatch rider or not, life happens to everyone, we are all humans and so should be treated as such. But this one pass me ooo. At least pick phone now??
I kept on calling his company and complaining (sometimes even shouting, forgive me, I didn’t want to disappoint my customer). I wish he hadn’t taken the goods from my supplier. I would have used someone else but now I was just stranded.
All I could do was just pray and hope that my customer will forget. As a matter of fact, I didn’t post anything that day so that my customer would not notice that I was online, lol. I think it worked.
Later that night around 8, the dispatch rider came back with my goods. Finally!!!! All that was just in my mind was, “thank God he didn’t run away with it…” cause that one would have been double wahala.
Thirty minutes after that, my customer called that she had totally forgotten about her pickup and that she would come for it the next day which was Wednesday. I just pretended as if nothing had happened and gave her an assuring and very happy yes!
The dispatch rider apologized for the delay and said he went to make other deliveries as he was called to do so while he was running my own. I couldn’t even blame him, everyone is working hard just to earn a living. I’m just contemplating if I should use their delivery company again or not for the sake of my business and my own sanity. Because I was under so much pressure.
We live to fight another day.