Originally Posted by baiyouli
Cryptic just to say I appreciated your input! I'm not posting much either but I don't think it makes us less worthy of taking part in the discussion.
Cryptic's posts were very intelligent. I appreciated the professional view, her posts made sense. I had noticed her sense of humor before ... we met in virtual space, so I got a smile out of it. Not offended whatsoever.
IMO, if partners split, there has to be an orderly wind-up of the affairs. I don't know whether the ladies had official contracts, but there has to be an equitable distribution of assets, and there is the matter of "Good Will", confidence that has built over the years, and The Perfumed Court was respected as a good and reliable source.
It is not wrong for us virtual shopper to begin to wonder what the future (and for the people who have orders hanging, it is the present) will be like. That is what virtual discussion groups are for, to talk about matters of their concern in the world of perfumes. When we talk, without money involved, it is just talk in virtual space.
As soon as money is involved, for the ones who have placed orders and are awaiting delivery, it becomes another matter.
Some words of re-assurance from Diane at TPC may be indicated, like "business as usual - as soon as possible". But, sometimes it is best to just let "sleeping dogs" lie and not stir, because that is detrimental to the running of a business.