Personal Challenges, Energy Drinks, and Fear in the eyes of a salesman. (All without appropriate segues.)
So, I’ll explain to you guys why I’m a good knitter. Lots of others say I’m great, but I have a few glaring mistakes. But, the reason I’m good at it is that every challenging pattern I see is a personal challenge. Like, say, a coat kit with insane cables is the designer’s way of saying “GL, I bet you can’t get this done. Cause you’re lame.” than I do it, and feel embarrassed that I heard a picture and some words talking smack at me. Because that’s a crazy person thing, you see. Inanimate objects talking to you. (Shut up, Watch! Just because you having moving hands doesn’t make you sentient!) And that’s why I always have needles and yarn not far from me, and a queue longer than my arm.
Energy drinks, right? During school, I tend to avoid them unless I absolutely need them. Being a father of a toddler who really tries to split duties with his wife, that’s like six times a week, but still, I attempt to avoid them. But during the summer, I really just want to spend my whole day downing them. It’s not like I’m doing anything except the odd class or designing like 16 different patterns to release, but I don’t really need to down a 5 hour energy and a Xenergy to do that. What is it about the three digit temperatures that make me want to work like a coked up ferret? Science, I’m looking at you.
Here’s a story for you guys. I went to Best Buy to look for a tablet. I had a list of requirements, and as I was going through them, my son it in my arms rambling about a sign. The salesman started off thinking he could help me, but as I progressed further into what I need and why, fear crept into his eyes. Not just fear, but F E A R. He started to panic and, as I know for a fact is the default in the situation for sales people, he just ran me through all the tablets they had in stock. So after, number three, I slowly explained what I wanted again, and he gave up. He said there wasn’t really anything that had everything I wanted. Then, as I was leaving, he sighed in relief. Here’s the thing, this always happens when I know what I want. I love face to face sales, when I’m not selling.
Now, I request that you, my humble readers, give me a suggestion on something to design for a free pattern to get people interested in my patterns. Let loose in the comments!