This is a page from my book, “How I Sold My Business: A Personal Diary”
Our business broker (Marty) called and told me that the partners of the company we talked to last week didn't think they were going to make an offer. I told him that was okay, I didn't want one. I'm told I'm normally overly polite with customers and companies that we partner with, often sending them cards, notes, or emails of "thanks", but in this case I didn't even bother.
In related news, Marty's second extension with us has run its course, and he asked me if I wanted to renew it. When I asked if he had any new prospects, he said he didn't, and I told him we probably wouldn't renew it, but I would get back to him in a few weeks, but there seemed like no reason to renew it right now.