Yoga Freeloader, No. Home Practitioner, Yes, Part II
Sunday, June 06, 2010
What happened today at the yoga studio could not be believed ...
There was NO bonus class. (It seems it was an error. No Ouija boards involved. The administrator more recently caught the error.) I owed them for the upcoming class. So glad they had the decency to tell me BEFOREHAND. Thank you!
Of COURSE I played dumb!
So then they tried to get me to get a class pack to renew on the spot. Nothing doing.
I argued with them (one of the newbie teachers looked on, amazed); reiterated the possibility for them to work with me, moneywise (Give me the Flight Attendant's deal. With MY commute, medical expenses, caretaker issues and that I don't earn as much or have as good benefits as a flight attendant does ... calls for a deal!).
Well, Gumbylady just said no. They would not see immediate business from me (more immediate than would have been otherwise).
I should rethink my plans for the upcoming fair, even ... see http://www.sparkpeople.com/myp
At least, the LONG WALK I just returned from (instead of having a session with Rock Star Superstar) got my head on a lot straighter than yoga would have ...
no time for both today ... as I had to shop, big time!
I will not change my softened consumer review that I wrote when I was under the illusion I had the bonus class coming to me. I will not waste time emailing the Master Teacher..
But, suffice to say, perhaps he's a lousy businessman, or too much of the old school; maybe he thinks I need "saving" (spiritually speaking) in some way (obviously, he has issues with my body style and he might have taken it out on me in any next class I would have had with him); but he is as flexible in mind as he is in body, and I think HE wouldn't have let $150 (the cost of the classes-twice as many as I actually wanted—just for the sake of the deal—the difference being the expiration date ONLY) and the prospect of a retained student, good public relations; and maybe (in addition) a future paid workshop attendee, etc., walk out the door just like that ... Thing is, Gumbylady bought out his share of the ownership of the studio ... that pattern repeats itself in many ventures ... first the Visionary starts it up, and then the Hardheaded Business People take over ...
Aaaahh, would they sell their own mother?
Let the jury be out on that ...
Meanwhile, I am DONE with this studio for the forseeable future.
As long as the classes in the hippie yoga studio across town don't put me to sleep, I'M good.