Me: ‘Would you like your invoice and your receipt stapled together?’
Boater mumbled something like: “*(&)”
Me as I’m stapling their invoice and receipt together: ‘Pardon, did you say you wanted it stapled together?’
Boater: “I’ll take it whatever way you hand it to me, I’m horrible with receipts anyway”
Me watching as boater takes my nice and neat stapled invoice and receipt and folds it INSIDE OUT. By inside out I mean that all the writing is on the inside and all they can see on the outside is blank paper.
Me: ‘No no no, you don’t want to fold it like that, if you fold it like that then the next time you are looking for a receipt amongst your millions of folded papers, you have to UNFOLD each of them to see what it is’
Boater: “Well, isn’t that the SMARTEST thing ever, I’ve NEVER thought of doing it that way before!”
Me thinking, Don’t I have the most rewarding job ever? I wonder if teachers feel this way everyday?
I was doing some searching about Boneless Bananas and found this article (which I’m sharing) that pretty well covers what I’m thinking about the creative labelling on products. Click this link to read the article #BsLabels, Boneless Bananas, Popcorn, and Marketing.. I guess this proves that you can always gain an edge with some smart marketing ideas. This runs on the heals of my post the other day about “ORGANIC WOOD”.. I saw a sign yesterday marketing “Boneless Watermelon”. I’m not kidding, so keep an eye out and shop smart I suppose. Don’t want to crack a tooth chomping down on your fruit do you?
So the story goes like this:
We are driving home today and we see a sign proudly proclaiming that you can stop and buy
ORGANIC FIREWOOD by the bundle
and I’m thinking…
NOW that is CLEVER marketing.
But you know, I’m a 70’s child and I’m not so sure now that there is organic this and organic that everywhere you look. Is there really such a thing as organic firewood? I head to the trusty ‘ol internet search thingy and after a few quick searches I’m none the wiser but there may be such a thing. No pesticides, chopped by hand?? Does anyone else know about this? Is this a joke?
While stopped at one of the many RED lights on my way to work this morning I observed a stylish young man who is obviously not afraid to stand out in a crowd – actually he would stand out in a crowd in downtown Vancouver!
The lime green shoes were NOT the first thing I noticed..
Nor was it his
frosted blond hair do!
Nope, it was..
Yup, Yes indeedy, it was, a ground length FUR COAT! Way to go young man – you brightened up my day by reminding me that we should all march to our own drummer and follow our heart!
In our house there are 2 people! One who likes to shop for groceries and the other who doesn’t find it that much fun. The one who LIKES grocery shopping works during the day and the one who DOESN’T has a bit more time on their hands.
Our conversation the other night went something like this:
She – do we need any groceries? He – maybe some bananas! She – what about dinner tomorrow? He – I’m thinking of curried pork. She – ok I will pick up the usual fridge food.
She works, gets off work, trudges to the grocery store, buys banana’s and the usual fridge veggies, hauls them up the stairs to the apt…. as she’s walking down the hallway she smells delicious curried pork in the hallway of the building…..
HE who DOESN’T
So you know what that means!! We have double everything..
Bananas, Onions, Peppers, Celery, Carrots x 2!!
What are we going to do with 16 Bananas??
Carry forward to last night’s conversation:
She – Do we need to buy beer?
She/he – well that’s something that wouldn’t hurt to double up on.
You know how it is… you make a big purchase and then for the next week you beat yourself up for your decision!
Should I have looked around more?
Was there a better deal out there?
Is there something wrong with THIS truck?
Why did the last owner trade it in anyway?
That’s been me for the last week!
When we bought the truck it had a Sirius Radio subscription and so I listened to 80’s on 8 for the first few days. Yesterday, my magical subscription to Sirius ENDED, so I spent the drive to work listening to TSN Radio from Vancouver (they were discussing my Canucks so I was cool with that). On the way home I turned on to the local radio station because the Vancouver channel was fading in and out. That was OK, but I would rather listen to my own choice of music if I can. Last night I dug out some CD’s as a last resort (yes, I still have CD’s)..
I get out to the truck to drive to work, go to insert the CD and it won’t work!
What the hell? Why won’t my CD go in the slot? Is there a problem? Well what do you know..
Eureka!!! In the CD player is the Eurythmics!!
The previous owner was an Eurythmics FAN – they forgot their CD!!!
Is it a Sign?
It might just be a sign that we made the right choice! After all – The Eurythmics are someone’s favorite group of ALL TIME..