This morning I got stuck in the elevator at the Polyclinic, and that pretty much set the tone for the rest of the day. I pushed the alarm button and no one responded. I pulled on the little door to the emergency phone, but it was stuck. I was just about to get freaked out when the doors finally opened, luckily someone on my floor in the parking garage pushed the elevator button. I climbed up 10 flights of stairs to get to the doctor’s office, and the doctor ended up just referring me to a podiatrist anyway.
I spent the afternoon sending out fabric and leather swatches to a few manufacturers. I called one of the manufacturing companies that had blown me off to get some feedback on how I had handled my end of the discussions and negotiations. I wasn’t stalking them like a psycho girlfriend, I just wanted to learn from my mistakes and see what areas I could improve. It turns out that he was still interested in the project, he just wasn’t sure if his capabilities were advanced enough for what I needed to produce. Of course, rather than tell me this directly, he chose to not call me at all. I didn’t want to burn any bridges, especially since my list of manufacturing prospects is very short, so I may keep him in the consideration set in case the manufacturer in CA falls through.
I found out that my bag labels are done and ready to be shipped. Crazy! I find it funny that the labels are finished but my bag prototypes haven’t even been produced yet.
It looks like I’ll be taking Monday off, so I’ll see you Tuesday!