If you’ve been following The Cat Cafe since the beginning, you know that we did a crowd funding campaign to get the funds we needed to open. We didn’t hit our goal, but the money that we got from the crowd funding was enough to fund getting the needed permits and the build out of the facility.
One of the perks we offered those who contributed over a certain amount was a private party for themselves and ten of their friends before we officially open. Who wouldn’t like to get a behind the scenes look at a place before it was open to the public? Of course that’s a fun thing.
And while that’s definitely something The Cat Cafe was prepared to do, the generous contributor who was entitled to that perk said it wasn’t needed.
When I wrote to this contributor to set up a time for the pre-opening party, this is what I got back:
I’m so happy that you’re almost there!!
I was happy to contribute and, to be honest, I don’t want you expending any extra money or effort into a party. Unless you’re planning to do some kind of press for advertising, I’d be more than happy to meet you and the cats and you can spot me a nice cup of Joe 🙂
You hear all the time about customers who feel like their purchase entitles them to treatment far beyond the ordinary, and who are, to be blunt, real jerks about it.
If this person is typical of the people who will become customers of The Cat Cafe, I don’t think that’s something we have to worry about.
Speaking of perks, by now, all of you who contributed and selected a mug as your perk should have received them. If you haven’t, let me know and I’ll start the trace so that you get one.
Thanks for everything!