To use a brick-and-mortar example here to help him understand, what we have here is a person who had a store built, had it stocked with supplies and then -- on what was supposed to be the Grand Opening -- found he didn`t even have keys to the front door. His face is pressed up against the glass and everything from his unexpert perspective looks done. Sadly, that doesn`t matter. There`s a small door in the back of the shop into which he *can* enter, but it traps him in a room from which he cannot do even the basics. He`s got customers that he *thinks* may be trying to get in, but he can`t tell because he`s so locked away, he has no clue what`s going on. Worse, the guy who was supposed to give him the keys -- the one with whom he`s already had a bad working relationship -- well, he`s split and is nowhere to be found.
Carrying the analogy forward, diachedesigns is telling him he should just start up shop in the back and pretend he owns the entire store. He also recommends that the guy just hang in there because that key that he`s waiting on *may* be delivered after a few more *polite* messages left on an answering machine...
Yes, the key in life is to watch and learn. Clearly, for some people, the learning part is the hardest. ;-)
Tammi L. Coles
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