Originally Posted by gyasih
I agree. Nick may have something to say, as he may feel that I am talking disparagingly about him.
Well, if you think they should be private, why did you start this thread HERE in the first place? I don't know what your conversations with Nick have been, and I have no dog in this hunt---I don't even know him other than his postings here once in a while---but you started off all wrong, mon.
Why couldn't you show us your issue the same way you did, while withholding who the vendor was until you actually spoke with him? You still could have gotten the opinions you wanted---about the work---without bringing Nick into it before speaking with him.
Now, if you were dissatisfied with his solution, then by all means, let us know who it was and why you weren't happy.
I can see why ANYONE, regardless of profession, trade, position, etc., would be more than a bit miffed at the order of disclosure you've chosen. Always give a guy the opportunity to do the right thing---as you said, mistakes happen.
Would Nick have been less "defensive," and more willing to go the extra mile, if had you done it this way? ANY human being would have! You publicly embarrassed him on this board and are making people question his reputation before you even gave him a chance to rectify it. That's not right.
I am not saying they didn't make a mistake, but you made a big one by proceeding in this manner. If you are not happy with his solution Friday, THEN, by all means, vent.
You owe him an apology for the way you proceeded. Yeah, really. Sounds like he may owe you one---and a satisfactory solution---as well.
There a few lessons to be learned here by all of us.