You`re right, Leah, `Back around....` is probably a better alternative so that the customer can plan her/his time. I`ll pass the idea on to my niece. Thanks.
Actually...I think that all depends on your location. For instance...in my town and a few of the towns around us...that would be completely acceptable. Again though...I would urge ANYONE who uses a sign to say they have gone anywhere to at least put a time that their clients/customers can expect them back...or at the very least a rough estimate. Although I live in a very small town that really wouldn`t mind that sign...I am originally from a big city...and there are just some things I have come to expect...like being able to get the things done that I need to get done...and for store owners or service providers to be respectful and responsible towards their clients/customers.
I think if you are going to own a business...you need to OWN it. There needs to be balance in life and business (gone fishing is completely acceptable balance)...but you have to be responsible enough for your business sake...your name sake...to tell your customers when they can expect to see you again.
Just my humble opinion though!
I`d like to be a contrarian.
I like the "Back in Twenty Minutes" idea.
In fact, we could print up a bunch of "Back in Twnety Minutes" and post them on all your competitors` doors.
See you guys see the dog half smelly, I smell lemonade.
I may be confusing my euphemisms.
A dog washing business? I need to run down the list of "reasons why I live where I do" again.
My wife and I saw an advertisement for a dog grooming business in our area... and they were open a total of three hours a week.
Question for you Vonage sufferers...do you use Comcast with your Vonage!?
The reason I ask is because I had a friend back in Virginia who had Comcast and Vonage and had more issues than I can shake a stick at...at one point she was on the phone with a Comcast customer service rep who informed her that Comcast had lowered its bandwidth to deter Vonage customers from using Vonage so they would decide to switch to either Comcast...or a landline. Evidently, Vonage ties up too much bandwidth on Comcast networks or something like that and they were trying to clean that up and clean up the lost business.
This is a story from a friend...so take it with a grain of salt...not to mention...this happened back when Vonage was still new...supposedly! Although...I have to admit...I haven`t heard ANYTHING good come from people who use Vonage and Comcast together (although I personally dispise Comcast due to their lack of customer service...so I might be bias and possibly only can hear the bad stuff).
Just a thought!