I have some or rather had some pepper mills on consignment at the local bakery. I've had them there off and on for about 3 years. The baker is a nice young man and seemed happy to have the mills in the shop. He has an area where several people put stuff on consignment. Today the wife and I went in for a loaf of bread and I was rather unceremoniously handed a box with all of my mills and a very cryptic, unsigned note that read "We do not appreciate your ungrateful behavior"... the owner nor his wife were there today, so can't talk to them, but the clerk working the front said she thought it had to do with some rolls that my wife asked about a couple of weeks back, then declined as they were not what she wanted. She also made a comment about the cost of the rolls... the price had doubled since the last time we bought them.
When I put the mills there the first year I offered to pay a commission on the sales, he declined. The next year I offered again, again he declined. This year I didn't mention a commission, but did speak with owner and he was glad to get them back.
I know I need to talk with the owner, but I suspect it was the wife who pulled the mills out... I think she was in the store the day we were there and asked about the rolls. I don't want to create any strife between the owners...
It's not a big loss to me to lose the outlet... they haven't sold a mill in about 9 months or more.
My question is: Should I talk with the owner or just leave well enough alone and chalk it up to "Oh Well".