to every single company with a website: for the love of black jesus, STOP the pop-up instantly asking us to sign up for your newsletter!!! i don't fuk'n know you or what your site offers yet, so why would i instantly want your email? #logic#programming#emailmarketinggonewrong
i got the idea about 5 years ago, to learn how to make candles. looked easy enough. people loved my candles so much they’d pay me to make specific scents for them. i was all-organic and had fun for a week. then it dawned on me while doing a big order….i do NOT want to be making candles all day and night forever. sure…i could teach someone or a company, but i thought it best to end it.
great business idea until i thought it through. i’ll just let “amazon candles” take care of it 🙂
mostly, i grew up in north carolina. then i learned the internet before the majority came along, so i attempted to sell websites to people. i went on over 100 calls. some were intrigued by the “concept”, while everyone else looked at me like i was speaking a the language of an unknown african tribe. i made 4 sales that cost me way more than the travel expenses, had to print new brochures that dumbed it down a bit, ramen noodles, etc. 🙂
one day, i got a wild hair to move to seattle. i had one friend who lived there who was happy to help me transition. rec’d all my ups shipments (like my heavy, at that time, desktop computer, monitor, and peripherals…along with quite a few shipments of stuff i argued with myself a lot to keep or lose forever. the computer and cat was all i really needed, i guess.
anyway…seattle proved to be a great decision as they were very high-tech with tech-savvy people (for the most part). after my culture shock (among the other horrible things i saw, i constantly ran into people begging for food or money and a LOT of homeless people of all ages. i actually had to switch off that ethical part of my program. i was helpless to help (hundreds a day).
the rain? for me, it seemed to rain mostly during non-summer times. summers were always cook-out ready 🙂
one of the many culture shocks was that people didn’t hold or open the door for you. perhaps a rare person, but probably a tourist. i retained my southern hospitality by always checking mu 180 to see if the next person needs a small help. but my big question is….is this just a southern thing or is it everywhere except seattle (even the pacific northwest at large?) just wonderin’ 🙂
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kudos to office depot. had some problems and asked for an area or district manager. instead got cust. relations call from their corporate office who took care of everything…and then some 🙂 they seemed to really care about my complaint(s). nice change from so many other companies out there!