Monday, November 08, 2010

Church Ladies


This weekend was my first of two shows for the season, and I know now that all the kinks are worked out, so the RIT show on December 8th, should go smoothly. The booth looked amazing, but I've decided that I most likely won't do the show at this church again in the future. I'd forgotten that they weren't my target market, being mostly  older senior ladies, who would do a quick glance, give a hrumpf and move on. The day was slow, although I did have a run on crochet octopi, scarves and hats...lol. I'm usually just happy to make my table fee back, which we did, so I don't consider it a total bust.  I also was very frustrated by the little old lady who was assisting a friend at the booth across from mine. She was very keen to tell me what I was doing wrong, fiddle with my displays, and even spent some time table blocking me, by gossiping with a friend who came to perusing the show. All I could think was, what kind of Christian are you bad mouthing your other friends in a church?! It always amazes me how easily it is for people to slip into this mode and forget how to treat people.

2 comments:

Sus said...

Sorry it didn't go better..... but at least things are all set for RIT! Love the pic posted here.... where is it from?

Lisa said...

I got though it, but the economy is slow too. Etsy and RIT are my best target markets.
The picture is actually a rubber stamp. It's an image I found this morning, when I typed in "gossiping ladies" in the google search bar.