Maybe you have figured this out by now, but my human is really, really lousy at selling stuff. What’s even more pathetic is she tries so hard and has no clue as to why she has such poor results. When it comes to the creating part of business, she is actually pretty talented. She just doesn’t know how to make anyone want what she creates! So when she gets some wacky idea to sell something she didn’t make at all, the results are predictably bad.
One example was this cheap circular cat tunnel. When we were living at the old house, she bought something like a dozen of them and thought she would sell them. Of course she expected me to help.
At first I thought they were all for me. I wasn’t sure if I should thank her politely or show her my disappointment at their lack of quality. Then I realized she meant for me to sell them on my blog!
Even though they were not exactly the fanciest cat tunnels ever — just the opposite! — I still had fun playing with the sample one. So my human put up a sales page with the photos… and I think she sold about two.
Then about a year or so later, we moved to the house where we live now and about a year after that, the shutters in one of the living room windows came down and crushed my cat tunnel. And guess what? We still have those eight or 10 cheap cat tunnels! Maybe my human will donate them to one of the local cat rescues or give them away as door prizes to some of you guys. I think she is done trying to sell them. But I wish she would learn how to sell something. I would really like a new cat tree one of these days.
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