I don’t think I could, personally….but that’s how I am.
True story.. when I was car shopping, I went to a few dealers.. first one had a car in my favorite color (silver), less miles, at a good price. But I wanted to keep shopping (first time buying a car, I wasn’t going to buy from the FIRST dealer I went to!) and told them I would come back. They were SUCHH hard sellers, practically blocked the door when I tried to leave, called me three times that day insisting that I need to come back and they’d lower the price even more, etc etc. Made me anxious and uncomfortable.
I went to a second dealer, who had the same car but in a color I didn’t like (gold) with more miles, and the price they offered was slightly higher than the first dealer. I told them, they matched the price, and told me “if you need time to think about it, here’s my card, and feel free to call or come back when you’re comfortable making a purchase! Buying a car is a big deal!”
The first dealer called AGAIN, and lowered the price even MORE, but I ended up back at the second dealer, and I paid a slightly higher price for the uglier car with more miles…. because I liked the dealer so much better.
And I never regretted my decision! I would have definitely regretted giving so much money to the guy who made me uncomfortable and anxious if I had bought from the first dealer.
…So obviously a reception venue is NOT a car… but I hope you understand what I mean! I personally know I could sleep better knowing I didn’t give money to a convicted child molester.. BUT it might just be me!
What a difficult situation. 🙁
EDIT: I read ThreeMeers post, and it’s a super good point. If he’s already been punished, and he’s taken steps to better himself.. It’s a different ballgame, I guess.