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Hi, Filip...

Posted by Dick on 02/14/2005 10:52:58 AM

...and thanks for writing.

I understand that Sabrina wrote in anger. That, to me, is the problem. The anger was stronger than her business sense. First, it led her to over-estimate the impact of Jeremy's post. Second, it led her to attack Jeremy's character, which is unfair. If she had taken polite issue only with his specific behavior, she could have been convincing. I do not have an opinion of her character...I don't know her. But I do think that her behavior in this one case was extreme and unconvincing. Note that Jeremy said nothing about the character of Dickie's management. He just pointed out his disappointment on this particular visit.

Like I said, bad days happen. I think that Jeremy had one at Dickie's, and that Sabrina had one yesterday. In a few days, Sabrina may not feel so angry. After all, as she says, she has a large number of loyal customers. If some of them did read Jeremy's post, they probably did not agree with him. (For example, I would not let one person's disappointment with the Falling Rock put me off.)

And for the Babblers who have not been to Dickie's, one so-so review should not deter them, either. Most posts about Dickie's are very positive. I still hope to go...if I can ever afford to vsist Europe again :(

So, my hope is that in time Sabrina will not find any hard evidence that Jeremy's post has injured her, and she will let this pass. She has enough to do running a popular and successful restaurant without getting side-tracked by this.

Also, you have explained to us earlier that Dickie's is slowly trimming their beer list. That, to me, is more likely to affect how much business the Babblers bring to Dickie's than Jeremy's disappointment with one visit.

Don't get me wrong; I am not pointing a finger at you. Far from it; you did your Babbler friends a service by keeping us current with the local scene. My impression (just feelings - I do not know the whole story at all) is that Sabrina felt that the demand at Dickie's for her special beers was not justifying the time and money that she had put into it, and so she was making a reasonable business decision to phase it out. In light of that, I am surprised that she was so upset by the only so-so comment about Dickie's from a market segment that she had already decided was not worth pursuing.

Finally, I did not think that Jeremy's post was so damning. He was disappointed, but he is also known for visiting places frequently enough to get a better understanding of them. His next visit may well have been much better. He really can be a very reasonable guy. Just like you.

Cheers, and Peace,

Dick

Eating and drinking in Brugge - updates from recent trip - Jeremy Gray, 02/12/05 11:34:08 AM
        Dickie - Den Dyver - Logan, 02/14/05 02:20:58 PM
                Re: Dickie - Den Dyver - Filip Geerts, 02/16/05 01:47:46 AM
                Re: Dickie - Den Dyver - Rich Link, 02/15/05 08:53:26 PM
                Den Dyver - marcusm, 02/15/05 03:20:55 AM
                        Re: Den Dyver - , 02/15/05 08:08:47 AM
                                Re: Den Dyver - marcusm, 02/16/05 05:07:23 AM
                Stille Nacht 2000 - Ian, 02/14/05 03:54:39 PM
                        Stille Nacht 2000 on tap - Logan, 02/15/05 09:16:29 PM
                        Re: Stille Nacht 2000 - Loren, 02/15/05 08:19:11 AM
                        Re: Stille Nacht 2000 - Paul Shirley, 02/14/05 06:51:31 PM
        Great report, Jeremy - Bob Johnston, 02/14/05 08:43:04 AM
        Re: Eating and drinking in Brugge - updates from recent trip - Filip Geerts, 02/14/05 05:54:42 AM
                Filip and Sabrina - Bob Johnston, 02/14/05 08:51:02 AM
        Re: Eating and drinking in Brugge - updates from recent trip - Sabrina Danieletto, 02/13/05 06:20:49 PM
                Thank you for your comments - Jeremy Gray, 02/14/05 02:40:29 PM
                        I've Been Sitting Here Biting My Lip .... - Mark, 02/15/05 06:15:31 AM
                                Re: I've Been Sitting Here Biting My Lip .... - Filip Geerts, 02/15/05 07:10:11 AM
                                        Trying to be constructive - I swear! - SteveG, 02/15/05 01:38:14 PM
                                        Re: I've Been Sitting Here Biting My Lip .... - Mark, 02/15/05 08:52:21 AM
                                                Re: I've Been Sitting Here Biting My Lip .... - Filip Geerts, 02/15/05 04:08:33 PM
                                                        Filip, read this lot to make you feel better - Jeremy Gray, 02/16/05 04:10:04 AM
                                                                Re: Filip, read this lot to make you feel better - Filip Geerts, 02/16/05 01:37:11 PM
                                                                Jeremy's idea of a reasoned argument - , 02/16/05 04:48:11 AM
                                                                        Re: Jeremy's idea of a reasoned argument - Tony Blair, 02/16/05 08:21:47 AM
                                                                        Thank you for your input :) - Jeremy Gray, 02/16/05 05:08:53 AM
                                                                                He won't, because THAT is not the aim. nfm - Joris P., 02/16/05 06:01:36 AM
                                                Being mistaken is not the issue - Dick, 02/15/05 03:26:47 PM
                        Re: Thank you for your comments - Filip Geerts, 02/14/05 04:14:58 PM
                "destroy our business"?? Oh brother. nfm - SteveG, 02/14/05 12:09:51 PM
                what? - John Sturm, 02/13/05 09:32:44 PM
                        Re: what? - Filip Geerts, 02/14/05 07:06:53 AM
                                You should be ashamed of yourself Filip. - SteveG, 02/14/05 09:32:58 AM
                                        Re: You should be ashamed of yourself Filip. - Filip Geerts, 02/14/05 11:47:22 AM
                                                Re: You should be ashamed of yourself Filip. - SteveG, 02/14/05 12:03:21 PM
                                                        RELAX Steve ! - Filip Geerts, 02/14/05 12:32:16 PM
                                                                How dare you, Filip Geerts - Jeremy Gray, 02/14/05 02:44:50 PM
                                                                        Re: How dare you, Filip Geerts - Filip Geerts, 02/14/05 03:16:10 PM
                                                                                Re: How dare you, Filip Geerts - SteveG, 02/14/05 04:20:31 PM
                                                                                        Re: How dare you, Filip Geerts - Filip Geerts, 02/14/05 04:50:14 PM
                                                                                                Re: How dare you, Filip Geerts - Jeremy Gray, 02/14/05 05:02:19 PM
                                                                                                        Re: How dare you, Filip Geerts - Theresa Zlonkiewicz, 02/14/05 05:09:49 PM
                                                                                                                Re: How dare you, Filip Geerts - Filip Geerts, 02/14/05 05:35:04 PM
                                                                                                                        My final word - Jeremy Gray, 02/15/05 03:13:34 AM
                                                                                                                                Re: My final word - Joelle, 02/15/05 10:49:49 AM
                                                                                                                                Re: My final word - Filip Geerts, 02/15/05 04:11:22 AM
                                                                                                                                        Re: My final word - Joris P., 02/15/05 05:16:13 AM
                                                                                                                                                Re: My final word - Filip Geerts, 02/15/05 06:10:06 AM
                                                                                                                                                        English and other expressions - Joris P., 02/15/05 07:39:13 AM
                                                                                                                        How's this for a desperate attempt at a solution - MikeK, 02/14/05 08:43:03 PM
                                                                                                                                Re: How's this for a desperate attempt at a solution - SteveG, 02/15/05 07:23:05 AM
                                                                                                                                Re: How's this for a desperate attempt at a solution - John Sturm, 02/14/05 08:48:26 PM
                                                                For Attention of Filip - Theresa Zlonkiewicz, 02/14/05 02:27:17 PM
                                                                        Re: For Attention of Filip - Filip Geerts, 02/14/05 03:04:44 PM
                                                                                Re: For Attention of Filip - Tim L, 02/14/05 06:23:17 PM
                                                                                        Re: For Attention of Filip - Filip Geerts, 02/15/05 04:33:31 AM
                                                                                                Re: For Attention of Filip - Cornelia, 02/15/05 08:48:30 AM
                                                                                                        Re: For Attention of Filip - Warren Becker, 02/16/05 01:18:21 PM
                                                                                                                Waterfronts in NYC - Jeremy Gray, 02/16/05 01:27:41 PM
                                                                                                                        Speaking of Ribs... - Bill Coleman, 02/16/05 02:08:53 PM
                                                                                                                                Re: Speaking of Ribs... - Filip Geerts, 02/16/05 02:50:35 PM
                                                                                                        BBQ in NYC - DaveR, 02/15/05 10:23:51 AM
                                                                                                                May not be pricey if you normally pay in Euros. nfm - Dick, 02/15/05 09:02:01 PM
                                                                                                                        Re: May not be pricey if you normally pay in Euros. - Jeremy Gray, 02/16/05 02:30:05 AM
                                                                                                                                Re: May not be pricey if you normally pay in Euros. - Bill Coleman, 02/16/05 12:04:18 PM
                                                                                                                Re: BBQ in NYC - Filip Geerts, 02/15/05 03:06:16 PM
                                                                                                                Dinosaur BBQ? - SteveG, 02/15/05 12:24:33 PM
                                                                                                        Re: For Attention of Filip - Bill Coleman, 02/15/05 09:50:02 AM
                                                                                        RIbs ! - marcusm, 02/15/05 04:10:01 AM
                                                                relaxed... - SteveG, 02/14/05 12:56:34 PM
                                                                        Not to intrude but... - Loren, 02/14/05 01:44:24 PM
                                                                                Re: Not to intrude but... 5p - marcusm, 02/15/05 04:13:49 AM
                                                                                I figured you were studying techniques ;=D - Dick, 02/14/05 07:29:19 PM
                                                                                Re: Not to intrude but... - SteveG, 02/14/05 04:32:40 PM
                                                                                        Eh...at the end of the day... - Loren, 02/15/05 06:57:26 AM
                                                                                                Didn't you have to exit a message board once? - SteveG, 02/15/05 07:31:39 AM
                                                                                                        HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! - Loren, 02/15/05 08:01:36 AM
                                                                                                                Re: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! - SteveG, 02/15/05 09:23:55 AM
                                                                                                                        Case in point #2 - Loren, 02/15/05 10:11:09 AM
                                                                                                                                Re: Case in point #2 - SteveG, 02/15/05 11:06:34 AM
                                                                                                                        Personal attacks - don't get mad... - Loren, 02/15/05 10:00:31 AM
                                                                                                                                Re: Personal attacks - don't get mad... - SteveG, 02/15/05 10:38:37 AM
                                                                                                                                        Re: Personal attacks - don't get mad... - Loren, 02/15/05 11:14:08 AM
                                                                                                                                                A, I thought something had to be missing! - SteveG, 02/15/05 11:43:06 AM
                                                                                                                                                        Re: A, I thought something had to be missing! - Loren, 02/15/05 12:38:01 PM
                                                                                        Re: Not to intrude but... - Filip Geerts, 02/14/05 04:45:53 PM
                                                                                                Re: Not to intrude but... - dsanborn, 02/14/05 05:36:25 PM
                                                                                                Re: Not to intrude but... - Jeremy Gray, 02/14/05 04:50:16 PM
                                                                                                        Re: Not to intrude but... if I could throw my 5p in - marcusm, 02/15/05 04:41:51 AM
                                                                                                                PeacemakerOfTheGrandDuché - Gunter, 02/15/05 08:06:58 AM
                                                                                                                        Re: PeacemakerOfTheGrandDuché - marcusm, 02/16/05 04:41:50 AM
                My goodness! - Dick, 02/13/05 08:46:16 PM
                        Re: My goodness! - Filip Geerts, 02/14/05 06:31:41 AM
                                Hi, Filip... - Dick, 02/14/05 10:52:58 AM
                                Radio - Ian, 02/14/05 07:07:14 AM
                                        Re: Radio - Filip Geerts, 02/14/05 07:19:44 AM
                                                Re: Radio - John Sturm, 02/14/05 05:17:32 PM
                                                        Re: Radio - Filip Geerts, 02/14/05 05:51:51 PM
                                                                Re: Radio - John Sturm, 02/14/05 08:37:28 PM
                        Re: My goodness! - Reader of this thread (Tim L.), 02/13/05 11:45:20 PM
                                Re: My goodness! - , 02/14/05 09:56:13 AM
                                        Re: My goodness! - Filip Geerts, 02/15/05 05:37:16 PM
                                        I think you are the Brit who lives in Brugge ..nfm - Ian, 02/15/05 06:16:49 AM
                                                Re: I think you are the Brit who lives in Brugge ..nfm - Teresa, 02/15/05 09:54:37 AM
                                                        Re: I think you are the Brit who lives in Brugge ..nfm - Ian, 02/15/05 11:26:19 AM
                                                                Re: I think you are the Brit who lives in Brugge ..nfm - Filip Geerts, 02/15/05 03:03:51 PM
                                        Ha! - John Sturm, 02/14/05 05:44:43 PM
                                        Anonomous notes also show true colors. nfm - SteveG, 02/14/05 12:07:00 PM
                                        Re: My goodness! - Gunter, 02/14/05 10:19:31 AM
                                        Lame - Bob Johnston, 02/14/05 10:07:04 AM
                                Nothing will remain as before - Joris P. Pattyn, 02/14/05 01:56:38 AM
                                        modest proposal, a.k.a. trip to hell - jg_eric, 02/15/05 01:03:44 AM
        Re: Eating and drinking in Brugge - updates from recent trip - Tim Lepley, 02/13/05 03:18:55 PM
        Re: Eating and drinking in Brugge - updates from recent trip - Rich Link, 02/12/05 01:47:41 PM
                Vlissinghe - Jeremy Gray, 02/12/05 01:58:40 PM

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