Okay, so I came home yesterday to a whole pile of phone calls....Dr. app't reminders, stuff from the Post Office (yay! as of TODAY we can ship to Canada again!) ....and errors on an order.
Seems someone had measured a bezel wrong and it wouldn't fit the art bubble purchased to go with it. SO I needed to do a little shopping in my own store to see if I could find something that would work, call them back and see if they'd like to try it.
The voice on the other end of the line was so cheery and pleasant. In fact, when I called, my Rusty Black Patina video was playing at the customer's house! We worked out an exchange and I mentioned, hey, you've been so nice, how about I send you a couple of pcs. of that as an apology and also to take care of your return shipping (for the mis-measured bezel.)
She said, oh no! not necessary, don't worry about it! But of course I sent her some. Hope she likes it!
Did you see it yet? Here's a sample:
You'll find it on the website here: http://www.bsueboutiques.com/item/Rusty-Black-Patina-Bohemian-Filigree-7871
This is the video for it (that my customer was watching!):
BUT I DIGRESS .....as usual!
We got to talking along. I asked her if she had an Etsy, she did. I knew she visited my B'sue Boutiques Facebook Fan Page because I remembered 'friending' her. But then she said:
"Actually, I've known you for a long time!"
She explained she used to be Cindy Detwiler, from Lisbon, Ohio, now Cindy McMurray....actually I knew her as Cindy McMurray, too, a long time ago. We both used to travel the same crafts shows circuits. She reminded me that once, I'd not been able to keep a commitment and had called her and given her my spot. I had completely forgotten!
Her son and my son are now all grown up, but we laughed and remembered when they used to be our helpers at the shows. How funny.....mine is still here, but now he's learning to run this office!
Thinking about it, I remember going to the roller rink when I was in 11-12th grade up in Youngstown on Wednesday night to meet friends and skate. Cindy was there most of the weeks, I think that's where I first knew her.
Wow. That's gotta be close to 40 years ago.
Small world isn't it?
Wanna see what Cindy is up to these days? Check out her Etsy: