This is a page from my book, “How I Sold My Business: A Personal Diary”
For some reason I woke up in a very foul mood today. I think something one of the partners said at the meeting yesterday has upset me, but I don't remember any specific comment. I think it was more the general feeling that they expected me to do something, which was to compromise (without them compromising).
I woke up this morning, and thought, BS, I'll show them what compromise is. I packed a few things in my car, and drove out of town to stay at a hotel for a few days. I sent the Class A partners and our receptionist an email and said a personal matter had come up, and I had to go out of town for a few days.
It was mostly true, I had a personal matter: I was pissed. Thinking more like a "short timer" than a business owner, I also figured I had "personal time" I hadn't use this year, and I might as well take it.