Sunday, October 26, 2008

Adios Elephant!

Whew! Thanks goodness I no longer have that elephant on my back. Friday it rained so I didn't go to the farmer's market in Vero, and Sat. was one of the most hellish days I have had in a long time. If I hadn't have had one of the gals from church helping me, I would probably lost my mind shortly before collapsing from heat exhaustion. It is supposed to be cooler this time of year, but instead, it was so humid my hair curled up like Shirley Temple, and I probably sweat a few buckets. It had to be at least 90 degrees. I am sure the heat index was higher. It was sunny, then it would rain. We kept having to cover the table. The other sellers were down right rude to me and made horrible comments like I didn't belong there. Apparantly, my packaging is TOO nice and they didn't think I hand made my stuff. I had a lot of grumpy old women who just didn't understand why anyone would want to smell like vanilla. Some of them didn't even know what a nail salve was, and one lady even asked where she was supposed to put perfume. As I kindly explained to her, I could tell she was one that would come up with as many negative comments as possible, as she was just a miserable person. I had one wonderful customer who was in her 20's who was very interested in my products and purchased our facial bar and a lemon cupcake scented perfume.
So, I am not going to be doing the farmer's markets. I think the area, the age group that attends, and the mean sellers just about did me in. I will concentrate on my Etsy shop. I will be adding the new perfumes over the next few days, along with some other new items, and restocking old favorites.
I am thinking I may have to recover by embarking on another cupcake binge. LOL!


molly and geoff archibald said...

what a bunch of jerkfaces. there really aren't many opportunities to appropriately use the word jerkface, but i think this moment really calls for it. i'm glad you're not doing the farmer's markets anymore. and what's this about you coming up north--you're not going to be in the twin cities, are you???

Kitties & Cupcakes said...

I think jerkfaces is an appropriate word in this case also. I am flying up north Nov. 22nd, renting a car, and driving over to good 'ole Marshfield. Rob is working a few days, then heading up too. I will be driving back over to the cities, picking him up, then we will make the exciting drive back to Marshfield again, then back to the airport on Sat. to fly home. I wish we could stay longer, but alas...we both have to return to that awful thing called "work." And our kitties will miss us!