You would think we have our shiz together by now…great accounts, international press, celebrity clients...these guys got it going on…nope!! I’m sure we aren’t that far off in terms of startups, but sometimes this entrepreneurial mind game gets to be a bit much. Are we crazy to do this??…. What is sweat equity really worth??? And are you supposed to literally sweat???
Scene: my husband and I both reading self help books in the VI and our third wheel, our lifeline in Boulder, she’s reading one too! We need self help books, this is not a choice.
Scene: Me in line at FedE x in the USVI, disgruntled rasta in front of me and big ole’ security guard pressing up behind me and Joni fighting with the mean, superficial, plastic UPS psycho in Boulder who has been banned from other locations. Simultaneously experiencing the woes of customer service…
Scene: Joni hidden under a pile of baggies, looking like Pablo Escobar in her apartment desperate to get our holiday orders in store by black Friday. Me stuck in town because my island heap broke down, another disgruntled rasta begging me for change and I can’t get back to my house because “all circuits are busy” and I can’t call for a ride.
Scene: an UBER important order arrives and the clasps for the necklaces are on the wrong side. Joni has blisters on her fingers from the sweat shop that used to be her apartment and I have some crack head in NYC order the wrong stones and my orders get pushed until after Thanksgiving. Thus, negating all of the blood, sweat and tears that went into getting the order in early in the first place.
Scene: Thanksgiving falling early and our steeze being totally crunched because 11/30 cancel dates seem soooo much closer and the stress of it making us all sick to our stomachs. At least we have self help books to read.
Our first busy holiday is crazy and we’re going to make it through….we have one piece of good news. We hired an intern!!!! She is a lovely girl from LA and we like her lots. WELCOME DALIT!!!