Regularly, I go to fetch bic lighters, the longer, BBQ variety, we refer to them as 'flame throwers.' These lighters are integral to our interactive store shopping experience. Most customers light glassybaby before choosing them, hence our shadow boxes, piles of candles and lighters in the store. The tickle in this is every time I buy dozens of lighters, the check our person at the lighter-getting store looks at me like I am a pyromaniac. I try to smile innocently; and I always take the opportunity to pitch our product. Some recent recorded responses from lighter sales clerks as I buy upwards of 100 lighters:
- Should I be worried?
- Need any duct tape?
- Do I need to call the police?
Funny little lighter anecdote. Thanks for indulging me.
A great glassybaby tale was conveyed to me by our one and only Sophie. She explained to me that a couple entered our Madrona shop...we were a part of their 25th wedding anniversary odyssey. The husband had schemed up various marvelous surprises for his bride of 25 years. The first? They flew to Chicago for a visit with their daughter. All his wife knew was to pack her bags for a journey. Next surprise? They took a train from Chicago to Seattle (she adores train travel.) The train ride was magical by their account; however the wife confessed being perplexed by the Seattle port of call. Herein lies the last anniversary surprise. The hubby entreated his wife to go on a mystery walk from the Pike Place Market on an eastward trajectory, during our 100 degree heat wave weather. They made their way to our Madrona store. Once they arrived to glassybaby the Seattle quotient of their odyssey made such sweet sense. The wife absolutely loves glassybaby. Once in our midst, she was able to light and choose additions to her collection...anniversary present from husband. So charming. Happy Anniversary from glassybaby.
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Happy August. Until Next Time, Nicola