Happy Monday, Chaos Crew…
I would like to give full credit to Jill from Anaheim for this blog post idea. Thank you, Jill. You made me LOL last night when I read your e-mail. Jill and her husband have fantasies about the retail emporium that they would like to start. In Jill’s words:
I am going to open a chain of stores called On /Off. All the products in the store are going to feature control switches that are clearly labeled with an On/Off switch. And I say clearly because I am tired of looking for my glasses just to turn something on or off. The inspiration came after being so frustrated with my inability to operate any of the many TV, DVR, VCR and DVD remote controls throughout our house. I had a melt down when my husband brought home a space heater that had a remote control with a bunch of modes. For Heaven’s sakes! – where was the on and off switch? There was no on and off switch to be found. I shouldn’t have to put on glasses to turn on a space heater and figure out what “mode” I want.
The On/Off Store? Jill, that is brilliant. And a fantastic exercise in group creativity. Let’s all play along. My sister Liz has said that she wants to start a clothing store called Just Sleeves. In her store, all the clothes will have sleeves, for women of a certain age who sleeveless days have passed them by. In Liz’s store, capped sleeves do not count.
When my boys were of car seat age, I fantasized about a drive through variety store called Milk N’ Things. It seemed that at naptime, I always needed milk and something else not found in grocery store, requiring multiple stops and hauling kids in and out of car seats. Why couldn’t there be a drive- though store for moms like me with unusual shopping lists? Like Milk N’ Bras. Or Milk N’ Mulch. Or Milk N’ Throw Pillows.
Please, Chaos Crew. Invent your own Retail Emporium right here. maybe some investor will swoop in and make an offer!
Embracing my chaos, Lian