I was given the 'green light' to share an amusing email verbatim. The only caveat, withhold the name. Why the padlock? The email concerned a 14th wedding anniversary surprise. The email follows:
"This year is our 14th wedding anniversary. The traditional gift is "ivory," but dead elephants aren't my thing. Is there an "ivory" glassybaby? Is there a color of glassybaby that I can pass off as ivory?"
My color consultation? We have Cream and Sheer Cream, both ivory-esque.We also have Elephant (implicitly alive.) Happy 14th wedding anniversary in advance to our dear customers who shall remain unnamed.
An in store anecdote that stayed with me. A customer purchased a nice smattering of chinababies. Each would go into the hands of newly found friends. To explain...an adoption group formed through a wonderful organization. Each family comprising the group had traveled together to China to unite with their adopted babies. For their reunion stateside, this customer was giving each family a chinababy as a gift of celebration and unity. So incredibly sweet.
More mirth, a customer labored over the table of chinababies...unboxing them, studying each vessel, holding each one up to the table lamp nearby.Finally she comically rolled her eyes at me and exclaimed:"This is not good for my OCD."
Until Next Time...Nicola