Ok, so here's my situation. I run a small shop by myself (no employees). I sell and service lawn & garden equip, but also spend lots of time on my computer selling motorcycle/snowmobile/ATV parts on ebay. It keeps me hoppin and sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day. The biggest problem is all the buddies I have stopping by to gab and see what's happening. Now, I really don't want to come across as being antisocial because I am not.....and I do appreciate my friends and acquaintances, but oftentimes, their visits can be quite longish and interfere with my workload....meaning I end up working late into the evening to make up for time lost during the day. I really don't know of a polite way of telling them to go hang out somewhere else (I already got rid of the coffee pot).....but I'm sure many of you will have some good suggestions and I am asking for them. Let em roll in....maybe I'll end up printing this post and tacking it to my bulletin board when I see some replies.....that itself outta help!