WARNING: this post is long and boring and full of bad language. If you find any of these things offensive stop..reading..now.
I love kid's parties. I plan and have them all the time. It's just something I do.
While rumaging around for ideas I found that 'certain products' were manufactured by a local comopany. I emailed them a breezy little note (yeah, sometimes I can be breezy) saying I liked their 'product' , had used it in my previous line of work etc.. and inquired about a certain "product' I was searching for. They returned a breezy little email saying they didn't have it but would keep it in mind for a future product development. They developed many of their 'products' based on suggestions from customers. la la la
They had never promoted thier 'product' as a decoarative craft item so I offered to put together a party and see if they would be interested in working with me to exapnd and market their 'product' to the party preoccupied like myself.
I worked up a party, they liked it and requested I make up two more parties.
I kept the parties simple since I had noticed at our meeting that they weren't too adept at thinking outside the box. They didn't even realize there were other boxes out there- you know the type.
I sent in a photo layout and outline for the additional parties. NEVER HEARD BACK.
I emailed them a breezy little note requesting a time to meet and discuss marketing strategies and such.
They sent back an email stating that they weren't interested because they were short staffed but that I could PURCHASE thier 'product' if I wantedf to develop more parties. The implication being that I was trying to dupe them into giving me their 'product' FOR FREE. We're talking a retail value of $6.00, it probably cost them $.15 to make. I don't need to trick anyone into giving me free products. I've got granite counter tops, damnit!! (that was for you EWBL)
Yes I took, FOR FREE, about 10 packages of their 'product'... To develop and market 'their product', to expand 'their company'. Did they mention returning My materials that cost Me money to develop 'their product'??? That would be a no.
So I ask you, why would they want me to waste My time and My money? OH right, I wanted free 'products', I keep forgetting.
Two things in their favor: 1. Their 'prodict' really is good for parties (their loss)
2..they stress that they are 100% made in America. BUT....
Is it the American way to be so anally impacted that dynamite couldn't blasst your shit loose? TAKE A CHANCE PEOPLE.
No one (me) is going to spend time and money to showcase your product if they are trying to get $6.00 of your stuff for free. Trust me on this one.
That is why I am awarding them the title of: All American Rejects (for free)
No offense to the band, your music rocks