Kiwanis Club confirms: Life is unfair to vendor

Tue, 09/22/2009 - 3:20pm
By: Letters to the ...

When our son was killed some years ago, we found out then that life wasn’t fair, but just in case we might possibly forget, we continue to receive reminders, like today.

For the last nine years, we have been selling glow in the dark items and blinky toys at the Fayette County Fair, every year. Today we get a call from the Kiwanis Club in charge of the fair informing us that they had someone else selling glow lights this year and that we were out, just like that.

When I pointed out that we have been selling there for close to 10 years now and that I thought this was extremely unfair, they said that one of their own Kiwanis people wanted to sell the glow lights this year; therefore we’re out.

Since my wife and I are both retired from General Motors, we really depend on this money every year, especially with the way the economy has been free-falling, and to know that one of their people just thought it would be fun to sell them instead and knock us out of the fair was like being slapped in the face for no reason, but as I said, life just isn’t fair.

The worst part is that we have been calling these very people for weeks trying to get our usual selling spot, leaving messages, and no one bothered to call until today, which is way too late to apply for any other venue, so this is really a total loss. We can only hope that other Kiwanis Clubs don’t act in this kind of unfair matter.

Jim Lowe

Peachtree City, Ga.

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