Is it tacky to ask an ex-vendor for tickets?
May 30, 2012 10:55 AM Subscribe
Manners-filter: Is it bad form to ask an ex-vendor about previously promised tickets from a few months ago?
posted by windbox to human relations (19 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So two months ago I asked a vendor that we worked with for tickets to an event coming up this week. They said "Sure! We have a suite, we'll set two tickets aside for you." I thanked them profusely, called my friend, and told him to mark his calendar and NOT buy his own tickets because I got tickets for us.
Then, within the last few weeks, I accepted a position at another company. It is in the same industry so I anticipate working with this vendor again at some point in my career, but probably not in the coming months or even this year. There's no way of knowing, really.
I am currently at my first week with the new company. The event is this weekend, so I called the box office of the event venue to see if they had tickets on hold/will call in my name. They did not.
Is it in bad taste to contact the ex-vendor from my new position and confirm whether I still have those tickets? It seems so tacky - "Hey, I know I left my old company and we don't do business anymore but uh, those tickets..." is there a way to eloquently word it?