Remember as a kid our parents told us never to lie about anything…I mean….a.n.y.t.h.i.n.g. – not even a black, grey or white lie. I was taught well and then became an adult. This isn’t a quick story about encouraging lies – this is a quick story about us being okay with it when it blind sides us.
THANK YOU TO ALL THAT CAME OUT TO RITZ CRAFTERS A COUPLE SATURDAYS AGO! SO FUN TO MEET YOU AND SEE SOME OLD FRIENDS AGAIN!
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Grab your favorite flannel sista’s and join me this Thursday for great food, friends, moms and shopping at the Mom-Made Fancy Flannel in Rochester! Grab your tickets here!
Open from 7pm-9:30pm at Cambria Gallery!
Don’t you love it when a plan comes together?…especially someone else’s plan
On a particular day I figured it was okay that in order to please a customer I needed to tell a little white lie….
A snappy looking woman with a very snappy looking orange felted snappy hat rolls into my booth with her friends and I demo for her my new women’s wide brim winter bucket hats (I knew by looking at her that she was that type of hat-wearer…because well, that’s what I do). She tried it on and immediately loved it, I lowered the mirror for her and she was especially amazed that the handmade hat was reversible. Although the hat spoke to her she needed to take a loop around the show and think about it and I placed the hat back on the rack. (Side note: I actually encourage this at my shows for the think about it gals to give you a brain break). Well, as she’s strolling away the gentlemen she’s with quietly handed me his credit card and said “bag it up“. I grinned, nodded and moments later discreetly handed him the bagged handmade hat.
Thirty or so minutes later she was back in my booth and Snappy Sally asked where her wide brimmed reversible hat went (insert popping eyeballs). I rolled with it and without skipping a beat said, “Gosh, it just sold moments ago! I’m so sorry!” She was okay with this news, but a little bummered-out. She sadly turned away for a moment and I half-heartedly winked at the same gentleman she was with and she returns to say, “Well, I guess it wasn’t meant for me to have that hat then.” And I nervously follow-up with, “Yeah, sorry, I guess not.” This big-fat white lie stared me down in the face and…of course I expressed this with an empathetic-side-grin-head-tilted-nod-frown-face all the while my insides were screaming…
BUT YOU ARE MEANT TO HAVE THAT HAT!
I felt like I told the lie of my life but yet was pleased to make my customers happy all at the same time.
Gah! I really hope he gave her the hat soon after our time together – this I may never know. I just thought it was worth sharing that in order to make my customers happy it’s okay to tell a little white lie.
Want to learn more about these handmade winter wide brim hats? Check out a whole blog on them from a couple weeks ago right here!
Until next time….
Bound to be…getting ready for shows!