It’s the day before the vendor show and I’m ready. I’ve got all the soap wrapped and about 75 bath bombs made. I even made a couple of new bath bombs/soaks for the show and I’ll see if people like them. Because I don’t want to sell anything that I haven’t tried before, I sure have been taking quite a few baths lately testing out these guys. And I’m just saying that our house has been smelling awesome!
I also wanted to sell some soap dishes for those customers who wanted to buy some soap but didn’t have anything to put it in by their sinks. But the trouble that I had was that I wasn’t sure just how to display all those dishes and still make all the displays fit in my setup. So I beat it to town to a store that was going out of business and was selling everything. And I mean everything! This meant that they were not only selling their clothes, but they were also selling any displays that they had.
Well of course I only had about 20 minutes to spare when I was in the store so I wasted no time and found one that would work for the soap dishes. Now I don’t know if it was because they were going out of business or if I was just in a hurry – but do you think I could find anyone that could help me? No.
So I took matters into my own hands. Literally. I started to grab all the underwear that was being stored on the shelf and tried to make nice and neat piles on the bed comforters that was on a display close by. But as I was getting pretty big piles of the underwear I realized that the ones that I was taking off the top of the shelf didn’t have much fabric to them and was sliding off any kind of organized pile that I was working on. I tried my best, but it wasn’t pretty.
Finally I got all the clothes off the shelves and was now looking for help to make my purchase. I looked around and there was no one in sight. I finally found someone and they said that they would let this one manager know and he’ll be right there. Well my idea of ‘right there’ and their idea must have been two totally different things. Because what seemed like about 2 weeks just standing by this now very cleaned shelf, no one was coming so I went out to find them. And of course the only person that could help me was helping someone with a list. Now it wasn’t just any ordinary list, it was a print out of what she all wanted to buy. Yea, there was no way I was going to get out of this store yet tonight!
Well she finally had everything purchased that she wanted and as I was hovering around waiting for this manager off to the counter they went to pay for her stuff. Thank goodness! And guess what? Well she needed some type of identification for her check that she was writing for someone else and she didn’t have it. WHAT? Keep moving down the road sister! After spending some time looking in her purse for something, she said that she would come back.
Now it’s my turn. I asked the manager to look at what I wanted to buy and agreed on a price so now it’s my turn to pay. And with no problems! Then the manager looked at me and said that it’s OK that I take it with me. I wasn’t sure what he meant but what I found out was that no one else was allowed to take their pieces because they were still being used for displays and since mine was all cleaned off it was good to go.
oh oh… I sure hope he’s not going to go down in the basement anytime soon