February 08, 2007

Like A Dog With A Bone

The other night while clicking through the channels I happened upon "The Story of Tupperware". Now you have to realize that is something near and dear to my heart. No, not Tupperware itself, but the story.

You see, Tupperware sales was as we know it was started by a woman. Brownie Wise, by my standards, is a genius. She is in a large way directly responsible for what I do today.

Tupperware was in it's hay day back when Mama Vi was beginning her sales career. Both were based on a new idea, "home parties", where you brought the product to the women, not the other way around. AND it was a social event. It was a great idea, evident as it is still around today.

And let me tell you folks, Mama could work a living room. Plain and simple.

Anyway, I was telling her about this show the other day, pretty excited because I know, in a way, it's a part of her history.

Now, years ago I was seriously thinking of selling Party Lite. Perfect for me. Candles, prettys, home based, and I just love this stuff. Easy sale for me. Well, due to the fact that with the jobs I carry during the day I couldn't commit to being in town for bookings, I had to step away.

Sometimes I regret that decision. I regret it because I know I could be making at least as much as I do now and not killing myself with travel and office politics.

ANYWAY - Mama and I were kickin' that whole topic around when I told her, in different circumstances I'd choose the Party Lite in a heartbeat. But I can't give up a steady paycheck without any back-up.

That was when it happened. She pounced.

"Well, I told you if you'd just get married everything would be alright. I still have that list of prospects I made for you. Do you want me to email it?"

Damn. I told you she wouldn't forget.

Posted by Tammi at February 8, 2007 05:25 AM | TrackBack

Did *I* make the list? :-)

Posted by: Harvey at February 8, 2007 10:33 AM

"Turnabout is fair play!" I say you make a list of the prospects you'd like her to consider and tell her that you'll go out with one of hers after she goes out with 3 of yours. WHy this ratio? She has more time than you do. That should about do it for her.

BTW, what dates will you be in NYC?

Posted by: michele at February 8, 2007 12:23 PM

Just tell her that the only man that is good enough for you is taken, and Ktreva won't give him up.


Posted by: Contagion at February 8, 2007 06:56 PM
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