Now I can understand that a company’s natural instinct when asked if they are busy is to beef their answer up a little. But it’s when businesses are saying they are booming, when it’s quite clear that market conditions and other major companies say they are not. Yes some businesses may be busier than others, and well done to those for managing a steady flow of business in what are very tough trading conditions, but to come out with grand statements show a lack of credibility.
Now I’ll be honest for a second. We are not breaking any records. Yes it’s gone quiet over the last month or so, but we are doing better than last year. Simple as that.
And another thing that’s bugged me. When people say they’ve had a record month, that could mean anything! What if a company only sold 50 windows last month, and sold 51 this month. Technically, yes that is a record, but on the other hand, the windows sold every month might not be enough to keep a business afloat. So when statements like that are made, I do take them with a huge handful of salt.