“I’d love to start a little shop like this.”
But, really, think about it. The fact that they see our businesses as so desirable is a full-out compliment. We make it look easy, so they only see the fun.
That’s a compliment.
Imagine how you’d feel if no one ever said this in your shop. That would mean that no one sees your business as appealing or exciting, which you (at least in your non-grumpy moments) know it truly is.
Wouldn’t that be a bummer.
(Natch, you’ll say to these spirited folks that the first step is to go to TGtbT.com and get the manual. That will make me happy, keep them out of your hair, and make them realize that while fun, running a resale shop is only for professionals like you.)