What the customer left off is:
The sign in the window of our shop that he read when he went to the door: it says closed until Jan 5th I'll take a picture of it next for you disbelievers that are so quick to say how 'crazy that is'.
Then after reading the sign the customer calls the Doghouse phone number, listens to the message that says "we're closed until Jan 5th', then calls back to hear it again.
At that point, although I was inside eating breakfast (stuffing my face), I put my bathrobe and slippers on and went out the front door of my house to let the people know "I'm closed".
Seeing their look of disbelief that I would be closed wasn't enough, I paused and said the bit about eating.
THAT wasn't enough for this customer who then said they needed some rims and wanted to know if I had any.
Then I explained that since I am closed and my computer is turned off, I have no idea what I might or might not have.
Then I walked back around the corner and into my house.
Now for those that think that's outrageous too damn bad.
Call before you want to come over. Get the answering machine that says we're closed and DON'T COME, because we're closed.
If you don't understand that then too damn bad.
I am done having bad days, I stopped vending at dumont years ago.
There too, people would come up and knock on my entirely closed up vending trlr and walk around it banging on all the sides to get me to come out (if I was even in there) and sell them what they needed.
What about what I need? Maybe when I'm closed, I need a break. Maybe I need to carry on with MY private life and it's needs.
Do you go to other businesses when they're closed and try to coerce them to come out and or open for you? If you do, I suggest that I am not the problem.