That's not going to happen, so don't be daft!
Al, what exactly did you expect me to do with Mike? He's been given umpteen chances to sort out obvious problems with his ETP platter, and has so far done nothing to address that, so should I just stand back and do nothing, too? It's a sad situation indeed, but largely outside of my control. There are standards we expect here from traders, and if they're not met, then quite naturally there are consequences.
No-one likes these situations, least of all me, but unfortunately in life things can't always be nice and smiley, where everything ticks along without any conflict. Sometimes shit happens that needs to be dealt with, or difficult decisions made, and that's exactly the case here.
With respect, it's all very well others and you who just sit back and judge those decisions, from a completely selfish point of view, because you don't enjoy unpleasant things happening, or someone you like no longer being part of things here, with no real understanding or appreciation of the bigger picture, but that's not how life, or indeed how any Internet forum works.
No idea what you mean about the John Wood amp. It was planned to be auctioned this week, certainly before Xmas. As I said before, some of us have other things that occupy our lives than spending time organising all these things that folk want done, when THEY want it done, rather than when WE have time to fit it in.
Haven't a clue what you mean about Jez, so I'm afraid you'll need to elaborate.
"A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do". - Milan Kundera.
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