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Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Seeing Red -

Hillery
See this red print.  I am angry.  You need to respond quicker and with acqurate information. Three weeks ago I sent a set of photographs asking for help with identification.  I got a auto text
that's all.
I then sent them again and again.
When do you work?  Blenko should fire you!  You don't do a good job with the blog and you are slow.   Also I need the name and phone number of Suzan who bought glass from me two years ago I met her via the blog.
Gloria D.
Gloria,
Your note made see also see red.  See this photo - I'm a dentist.  I do work 40+ hours a week, I volunteer in my community and I have a  house , a dog, a full life,  I maintain the blenko project and the blog as a service.  I do not profit from either.    I do not sell glass.  We identify glass as a
service to the public - the http://blenkoproject.org//  will have all Blenko Catalogs in print you may go there and identify your glass.   I will not put you in contact with anyone.  . . I don't know the people who comment.  I will post vintage glass needing new homes  and forward contacts of those interested.
I am not an employee of Blenko. Blenko is a small family owned business,  they don't have funds to hire someone to identify glass owned by you.  
Google to find other website that provide Glass ID - most charge a small fee , and the wait time is 6-8 weeks.    Thank you for purchasing Blenko.   I am sorry you feel your needs are not being met.
HJH

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hillary, very good response to a less than intelligent post. How many times does it have to be repeated that you are not an employee of Blenko, that you are employed full time, and have a very fulfilling life, and that you do this as a service to promoting glass made in America. Obviously, this person must believe you are a personal servant. Steve

Anonymous said...

Well if this isn't the most ignorant commentor of all time.
Hilary know there are hundreds of us who appreciate all you do.
I would never know the ins and outs of Blenko without the blog. I use the blenkoproject for my classroom, have you considered adding an educational element to the website? I would volunteer to assist.
Anyway Thank you.
Sue Ellen

Anonymous said...

KUDOS FOR THE PIC THIS WRITER NEEDS VISUALS.
MOUNTAIN RITA

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Unknown said...

Hillary:

You've said this so many times, it constantly astonishes me that people refuse to do a little basic research before they start blasting someone else. You do an amazing job with the blog, the Blenko Project, and everything else you do. Don't let people shouting at you in red ink get to you.

Diane

Anonymous said...

Hilary
This post is just stupid enough to be a viral post. God awful people who think only of their own needs.
Don't let it get to you.
Jeff Mayer

penny said...

Laugh My A. . Off.
Those Kentucky folks expect a lot.
I'm certain the writer was from Ky
my ex was from Ky. Same general whin.

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Anonymous said...

dear gloria, if you think the blenkoproject needs improvements in certain areas, do volunteer your time to make it better.

CPK.collectoroffineart said...

True grace under fire.
Excellent response.

Dr.BOB said...

Sweetdoc sent an email saying you were in Milton.
Did you get the 'vase'?

Anonymous said...

Funny Funny Funny Glassdoc you have a great sense of humor and remain a lady in all situations.
You go girl.
Paula

Anonymous said...

Gloria
Get a life. Blenko isn't even great glass. One as arrogant as you should collect a more prestigous glass.
I'm certain that group would welcome someone of your class with open arms and provide you with a personal servant.
Donald

Anonymous said...

Folks use spell check er ck

Anonymous said...

Charles Kellner:
Excellent response to an ignorant reader.
Kudos to you Dr H.

Anonymous said...

LMAO

Anonymous said...

You should start selling glass many people support their entire family by selling glass or support a good life style with on line sales.
Don't be so quick to put this down.

Anonymous said...

Read for lst time today.
Dear sweet hillary
you do have the ability to
cut in the nicest of ways.
Sol

Anonymous said...

OMG this is way too funny.

Anonymous said...

Attack of the 'Killer B'
bout time you stuck up for your self glassdoc.

Anonymous said...

Moral of story
Don't make your dentist or your glass blog guru see red.

Anonymous said...

Oh so funny

Anonymous said...

Read this for the 1st time today.
I am laughing only because we have hundreds of customers just like this lady.
What to do?
Doctor Homburg your response was perfect.
Tom Binder

Anonymous said...

Excellent response to a classic question from an a__hole.

Anonymous said...

Laughing my ass off.
Class act response to an ignorant collector.

Anonymous said...

What cave does this lady live in?

Anonymous said...

Ignorant.
The person who wrote this is ignorant.
Blenko is also ignorant
if as you say they in no way support the blog or the blenko project.
and you are also perhaps ignorant to
provide this with no expectations from Blenko.
Todd S.

alex said...

Glasslady
How many times will you say " I don't work for Blenko, the blog and The Blenko Project are volunteer community service?"
Perhaps the author of this note can't read or has the average 6th grade WVa reading level.

alex said...

That's all I have to say.

Anonymous said...

Hey You
Has anyone told you its a unique and ideal combination to be bright, established professional, funny - this post was funny, to be void of ego, and to appreciate where you come from?
I have no interest in glass, but I did find this post in my twitter account then followed to the blog.
After 45 minutes I know much more than I ever want to know about Virginia Glass.
Thank you for the laugh, the mini education and for your sense of humor.
Peter M.
St Petersburg

Anonymous said...

Gloria D
Needs to take a computer course at her local senior center.

Good job of handling the mentally impaired Dr H.
George D.

Anonymous said...

OMG

Anonymous said...

Too cute for words.

maggie said...

So so funny, steel hand in velvet glove.

Anonymous said...

Great post

Anonymous said...

well said maggie

Anonymous said...

Amen. People who write evil or demanding comments, things they would never say in a face to face encounter deserve a special place in hell.
BTW Hilary you rock.
Paul Jordan

Anonymous said...

Immediately post that you are not a servant, your life goal is not to meet the needs of the masses.
Jeff Myer

Anonymous said...

Classic

Anonymous said...

My needs are never met.
I buy Blenko weekly and yet no one at your store seems to remember me when I come in
What gives
Stephen

Anonymous said...

Stephen I go to blenko less than 6 times a year
each time they treat me like a long lost friend.
Try again Stephen.
Blenko is located in Milton FYI

CPK.collectoroffineart said...

Stephen
I will say Blenko has had some bad VC staff. It is a difficult job,
one or two people who are sometimes overwhelmed with customers other times no customer for hours.
Last few years it seems to be a consistent staff, they are growing in knowledge and in customer appreciation. Blenko like all small mom and pop stores has favorites.
You go there to buy glass. Buy the glass and leave. Don't post negative comments about the ladies trying to do their jobs.

lewisdvmphd said...

Catchin up on the blog - this one is classic.
Grace under fire!
Hilary you are wonderful!

Anonymous said...

I check in to this site every 6 months or so.
Missed this post.
Delightfully funny.
J. Mier