A lot of you who know me know this — I have a habit of constantly thanking people.
Why is that? Perhaps it’s something I don’t need to regularly do, but I’ve always been in the habit of being appreciative of situations, help, and support, and there’s something I do not even just at Thanksgiving, but fairly regularly in online musings, and to friends and family.
Today, I want to take an opportunity to thank a handful of people pertaining to my situation here at Gamers Anonymous. As the big boss, I want to humbly acknowledge that I wouldn’t be able to do this without a lot of wonderful people to help me out. I have a lot of wonderful employees, people who care about the best interest of the store, and who want to do nothing but help customers in the most appropriate ways they’re able to, and if I didn’t have such a wonderful crew, I wouldn’t be able to do this. I have absolutely wonderful friends and family, people who take the time to support me, talk to me, and even purchase things from the store just to help me out as a businessman. I can’t begin to express what that means.
However, there is a key demographic that supports the store the most, and that is my wonderful customer base. The thing is, there are many customers that are simply that — patrons of the business that help out with each purchase and trade, and then there are people who are in a whole different league. People who go above and beyond with their support, kindness, and willingness to spread the word about our store, or to contribute their time to help me out. Because of people like this, both stores are able to celebrate the community of gamers that thrive here in Albuquerque. Pokemon Friday and the Retro Gaming League were born of this support, and have not just become a place to come meet like minded gamers, but a place to meet friends.
We have seen countless new regular customers join our weekly events, people who bring food, post on our facebook wall, and leave good feedback so that we may improve ourselves as a business. Without you, the business would be meaningless. It is my job to serve your needs, to help you with the games and related interests, and your willingness to do what it is that a customer can do for GA, and I can’t even begin to express how simple your importance is.
To many new friends I’ve made over these many months of owning the store, I have to say that I am beyond thankful for what you’ve done for the store. Customers, to me, should have a relationship proper with the place they like to shop, because to me, it’s not simply business — we are gamers, we are a strong group, meant to have fun and help each other enjoy our experiences to the best of our ability, so let’s continue into 2012 with nothing but great things on the horizon.