Business relationships have really changed over the course of my adult life.
It’s the nature of everything to evolve and change.
So, it’s not really a criticism as it is an acknowledgment. One thing I really miss is being able to really know who I’m dealing with. That’s why I go out of my way to make sure my money goes to individuals more than to corporations. Our HVAC company is a great example. I have been doing business with them since I moved to this area nearly 30 years ago. They have proved to be loyal and ethical all through that period of time. In fact, the HVAC tech we have just really helped me out in the last year or so. He came to the door after a preventive maintenance service call. I thought he was just letting me know he was done. But the pained expression of his face let me know that wasn’t the case. He wanted me to know that I needed to get proactive about a replacement plan for my HVAC. It was just over 20 years old and still getting it done. However, the HVAC tech told me that the end was around the corner. This is why it’s so important to be able to trust those you do business with. I took him at his word and started saving and making plans to replace the HVAC. Without that heads up and his honesty, I could have been in a real pickle. That’s because the HVAC did just what he said it would. It died. But, I had a replacement plan in the works by then and we hardly skipped a beat.