'Tis Nearly the SeasonReading the daily edition of the San Francisco Chronicle has been a habit since age 10. Something for everyone. Read the Chronicle and you can bet that you know what's going on here, there and everywhere.
In reading Sunday's paper I paused on an article written about a San Francisco company, Good Vibrations. Good Vibrations sells mostly vibrators. Surprisingly this firm has a CEO. I don't know why that this was surprising but it was. I usually equate CEO with companies like Ford, General Electric and what have you . . . not with something like Good Vibrations which sells sex toys.
The article had a bent that even in a recession bound economy vibrator sales is humming. And I quote G.V. COEO Jackie Strano:
"We're not necessarily recession-proof because we reply on manufacturers and distributors. Things have taken a little hit but we're definitely better off than the auto industry. If you're going to be in industry, this is the one to be in."
Now there's a thought. Maybe I can buy a used ice cream truck and sell vibrators door-to-door.....Bob would truly be the Good Humor man. I'd paint, "Let Me Go Ahead and Make Your Day Vibrator Company" on the side of the truck. Bob would have a new shelf life.
CEO Jackie continued, "But yeah, money's tight. If people are going to spend their dollars, they want to know it's a good product. People are staying home more, so we've directed more marketing efforts towards cheap date nights - - - for the price of a movie and dinner, buy a vibrator, stay home and have fun." Spoken like a true CEO of a vibrator sales company.
I don't even have to ask. I know well Wifey's answer when asked this question. Her choice between a vibrator and dinner and a movie out is obvious. Go for the dinner out, see the movie and to hell with something that goes buzz in the night. I would think that most wives would go for a night out, too. And that's the name of that tune.
The photo here? Bob, Wifey and Gracie on the good ship Sparkle Plenty. It's the one being used on our photo Christmas cards this year. After all, 'tis nearly the season, isn't it? 46 shopping days until Christmas, people. Get out out there and buy, buy, buy!
Ho, ho, ho! Happy Monday!