What the heck am I talking about?
Well… I went to the Western States Horse Expo yesterday and yes, I did see many interesting products which I will speak about over this coming few weeks.
But, what I’m left with this morning is the memory of what I call, ‘The Next Potato Peeler King” – or I should say, “Queen” in this case.
She sells the EZ BUN and, to be honest, her schpeel was AMAZING.
THE EZ BUN
But it made perfect sense in the environment and women were flocking.
Here was her booth, among all the very horsey booths, targeting the Dressage crowd but ending up with every kind of woman there.
Her booth is not like the others… not supplements or feed or hair care, or natural this or that, not saddles or tack, or trainers, or gear…
Clearly, she is selling something different.
… which drew a crowd.
A large crowd of 3 deep, and 10 across – all with their mouths open like Cavemen viewing fire for the first time.
It was the kind of crowd that makes everyone else want to cram themselves in to see what incredible thing they were selling.
And that’s what I did…
THE POTATO PEELER KING OF NY
Do you know of this guy? (Here is a link to an article with video about him.)
This guy sat on a NY street corner, day after day – year after year, always in a suit and tie. He sold excellent, Swiss potatoe peelers.
That’s it. That’s what he sold on a street corner for many years.
He died a very, very wealthy man…
The EZ Bun lady reminds me of him. Dedicated. Willing to say the same thing and demonstrate the same thing over and over and over and over… all the way to the bank.
I found myself cheering her, silently.
ONCE, WHEN THE CROWD WAS SMALLER…
I walked over to her and asked if the company was hers.
Did she make the items herself.
Where did she live?
California and (I think she said) Alabama.
… and then I watched her continue to sell her inexpensive products over and over again – and take in a handsome amount of money in a short amount of time.
Just like the Potato Peeler King of NY.
All I can say is, ‘HATS OFF’!
I have short hair that hardly fits in a ponytail – and I bought two for myself and two for the girls.
Hmmm. Tee Hee.
I think she is doing just fine… ;)
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