Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Customer of the Year
Things are calming down around here. I am now finishing up some small, manageable orders and going into hyper mommy mode. My evenings are spent making a dragon costume for Dusty. Oh, sorry, that's FIRE BREATHING DRAGON costume. The tail is really impressive. Now that I actually have time to think I have started thinking. My thoughts keep going back to what I would have to say was my favourite customer this year. I do appreciate all my customers, but I met Carol selling outside of Bus Stop in Marblehead, MA. She is a very beautiful older woman with the brightest eyes. She tried on one of my travel hats and asked me how much it was. I told her $85. She said, Oh I love it, but I'm 91 years old and that's a little much to pay for with social security benefits. I said, O.K $50 and she bought the hat. She stood so tall and was so bright and positive. I asked her what her secret was (being a professional grump myself) and she told me I should read her book- Yoga in The Morning, Martini at Night. The title says it all. She walked away and fifteen minutes later came back to tell me how happy the hat made her. In that moment I knew why I made hats.