Monday, June 15, 2009

Friendship vs. Business

Business vs. Friendship
Current mood: disappointed
Yes, the Ghost Divas are human and our feelings have been hurt. We feel a friendship that was based on mutual respect has been tossed to the wayside in the name of business and money. We were set up to speak at a conference later this year, where a "big" television name was scheduled to appear after we had been asked to appear. We told the organizers to please realize she probably had ill will towards us and why she may have negative feelings against us. He originally said he spoke with her and said she was fine with all of us being there. It was reported that she said she was a big girl and had nothing to hide (which is obvious from the videos floating around out there). At any rate, the organizers received a phone call from her agent yesterday morning and stated she would not appear on any bill that we were appearing on. So our friends, the organizers, called yesterday morning to fire us. They were quite certain that she was the reason they were selling tickets. Please understand that we understand business decisions, but not this one. We were asked first, we were scheduled first, etc. This is what we thought was a genuine friendship. Instead of finding out the details of what our presentation was going to be on, the paraceleb, the agent and whomever else was inlvolved, just assumed we were going to be bashing on her. No one had that on the agenda. We would have been gracious to her and we would have maybe cracked one joke or two if the atmosphere would have seemed conducive to do so. The joke would not have been mean, it would have been put out there in a fun, spirited way. More consideration should have been put into this decision as to our feelings and our intent. The haters can say this is karma or whatever they want. The fact of the matter is we have been friends for a while. We have been supporters of each other for a long time. The Machine is running the entire paranormal community at this time and we are shocked at this sell out. It is literally a sell out situation. Business is not business to us in this situation. Our feelings should have been taken into consideration. We also know of several tickets that are now NOT being purchased for this event. Beware when involved in this paranormal community that friendship is rarely genuine where popularity, television, and money are involved.


Anonymous said...

I am not surprised. The immaturity seems profoundly evident in the paranormal community. Critics are silenced. Just goes to show how self-absorbed some paranormal celebs are - they can't take criticism.

The GDs do a great service. I'm sorry it doesn't feel so great sometimes.

bellaboo said...

you should see if you can get on the bill at skeptics' events.

i bet they would love to feature the divas. you are all obviously funny, intelligent, and not afraid to tell it like it is when it comes to paranormal posers and panderers.

Anonymous said...

Actually they have been heading that way for a while I think. I used to have the utmost respect for them. Then they started being involved in conferences with people that are blatant scammers. It is a pity that those people attending will have to trade your insightfulness for her bs.

Janice Oberding said...

It all works out...We're having the all girls slumber party on that August 15th!!