I have only had a few weird encounters with mean business owners, with one instance recently involving a pawn store owner when I tried to sell a basic diamond ring. He would agree to a price and then back pedal to try and convince me to go even lower. His tactic would be wearing me down to get my reluctant approval on one price so that he could try again to see if it would work as he kept progressively lowering it further and further. I told him not to bother and that I’d just go to his competitor across town instead. After realizing that I was serious, he decided to cooperate. This is a waste of my time and energy when I want to make a simple business transaction. I left that business a bad review as well, which is something I have only ever done on two separate occasions in the past. It just isn’t worth it to me to take the time out of my day to write a random internet review on social media websites. Luckily my HVAC supplier is a company owned by one of the nicest men I’ve ever met. He’s extremely charitable and is one of the lead sponsors for our county’s local Special Olympics event every year. His daughter has cerebral palsy and is mostly confined to a wheelchair, so he has a special place in his heart for those struggling with disabilities of any kind. I am particularly happy to give him my business knowing that some of the proceeds will eventually go to empathetic causes like that. It’s also important for me to work with an honest HVAC company instead of one run by people who are simply out to make as much money as possible.