You choose to ask for a meeting after the market.
I know you’re busy, so after
the market I’d like to…
Before you finish your sentence, you are cut-off mid-sentence by a middle-aged European woman.
Hello again my dear!
The two exchange cheek kisses, and then she continues:
We’re interested in France and we’re
discussing Germany, so let’s sit down
(to European Buyer)
My office will call you.
Avi’s car pulls up. He walks around to the driver’s side and glances up at you.
Nice to meet you.
Avi drives off. Dejected, you look back across the lobby and see the older man receive a grandiose welcoming inside the hotel restaurant. You return to your seat in the foyer, but it’s now filled. You scan the lobby—all the chairs are taken. You turn, dejected, and exit the hotel. You sigh, call it a day and walk the ten blocks back to your car. You will try again tomorrow.