Monday, January 27, 2014

Anticipating the Inevitable Stupid Question



 
I made these baskets and while putting the handles on I thought about the inevitable stupid question I am going to be asked - “ These are nice dear but what can I use them for?” It is at this point that my lip begins to quiver and I am unable to respond without sarcasm or being rude. I am usually dumb founded and am unable to speak. I just stand there speechless looking stupid with a quivering lip. I know why I am not good at retail sales. I once was a part owner in an art co-op. There was some very nice work and some not so nice work. I could sell the work I liked very well but try as I might I could not find a word to say about the work I didn’t like.  I wear my disapproval like a neon sign on my forehead.
Ok, Dennis I know you have the killer answer! No pressure but I’m sitting here waiting in the cold for your comment.



6 comments:

Dennis Allen said...

I may come up with something else later but for now,let's go with bacon baskets. You can never go wrong with bacon.People pick up mugs and ask "Can I drink coffee from this? How about tea?" They need guidance.

smartcat said...

Flowers candy, pretty things, soup.....how about a beautiful baster for looking?

smartcat said...

Uhhhhhh......Please change to last word to 'basket' not 'b#st*rd'.

Dennis Allen said...

Here's and old post on this topic. http://whistlecreek.blogspot.com/2011/02/ask-stupid-question.html

Tracey Broome said...

I used to be in merchandising. People need a visual. I got so tired of people asking that question, I just started putting random things in the baskets I made. once I filled them with dirt and sowed grass seeds. Grass sprouts fast.
Here in the south, you could fill them with golf balls or fried chicken, ha! Figure out the most bizarre thing you can think of, then display a few that way..... maybe some mini bottles of bourbon from the liquor store.....
People are never going to stop asking, embrace it :)

JUDI TAVILL said...

Duh... bread... fruit.... a ton of halloween candy..cookies...
Anyway, it is a Tony Clennell.
You just PUT IT and it is fabulous....
IF , you are lucky enough to own one.