Thursday, December 13, 2012

Flippin Friday Fragments

‘Flippin’ has appeared in my title before. Having driven through Flippin, I can say I did not have a flippin experience there. It is a nice town, not flippin bad.




It’s time to flip on a few neurons and write up your flippin fragments. Mrs. 4444 has posted about her flippin experiences at school but she always has the time to collect fragments at her blog.

Mommy's Idea

A little serendipity the other day - checking the MMM (3M company) stock and discovering the company ran a “Most Gifted Wrapper” contest.



Would you buy a vacuum cleaner from Lisleman? Unlike the fast talking persistent sales rep at my door the other day, I’m a slow talker. Slow talking didn't help me much when I tried to sell vacuums long ago. I did manage to sell a few.

The fast talker at my door was pushing cable/internet services. He had the make-the-customer/victim-feel-good technique well perfected. At one point seeing the door about to close, he says, “Has anyone told you, you look like George Lucas?”

What an opening? I start to glow in the idea of being famous but then remember why he is standing at my door. “If I had George’s money I could afford your service.” I replied.



My wireless mouse was not mousing well the other day. It needed new batteries. Fresh batteries and it’s chasing the cursor again.


I often have low expectations. Think low and be pleasantly surprised, I say.


My brother, the hunter, often shares part of his bounty with me. He recently called with an offer of pheasant breasts. Not only fresh meat but already cleaned and ready to be cooked.

Speaking of flipped neurons, I think/wonder is there a chance I could write something people would be willing to buy. What do you think of 
Boomer Guide to 
Walmart Greeters Conversations 

Are you like me and feel a bit of pressure to have something interesting to say to the nice greeters?

Or maybe I should rent my face out as a George Lucas look alike.

25 comments:

lisleman said...

Before I get any complaints - I didn't know the video clip was set to auto-play. I don't care for auto-play things on web sites. I just copied the embed code from the MMM site for the contest.

Heather Smith said...

So glad that your wireless mouse only required a quick operation to be effective again...

lisleman said...

Yes simple battery replacement. I didn't think to check the batteries at first. Since I'm using a laptop I just went back to using the touchpad and kept trying to unplug and plug the wireless unit. The wireless mouse is more comfortable. thanks

Keetha said...

Once a vacuum salesman gave me a "gift" of a can of deodorizer spray if I would take a survey. The survey turned out to be a vacuum demonstration. When I said, nope to the demonstration he said, "then give me back my gift."


Was that YOU??? Hehehehehe

Wayne said...

I wonder what the difference in Christmas coffee compared to regular Starbucks coffee. I bet it is the ability to pay extra for nice packaging.

Bee said...

I have zero gift-wrapping skills. I mean, I can wrap something, but it ain't pretty!

Nancy said...

I only use gift bags! I am a terrible wrapper and nobody wants to see packages from me!


I actually bought that very vacuum cleaner over 30 years ago. It is the best investment! It was still working with a few cracked spots when I bought my next one about 3 years ago. I love it and nothing cleans like it! Besides the salesman was my nephew. What are you gonna do???

Frau said...

I hate wrapping gifts...might like it better if I had a 10K carrot hanging in front of me! Have a great weekend!

lisleman said...

It could of been - ha. We offered a box of goodies (samples of various things) in exchange for the demo. At least the demos were all prearranged so most times I was welcomed into the home.

lisleman said...

I like their coffee and the whole bean coffee is not that much more than other premium coffee. Really the super expensive stuff is their food and fancy drinks. The Christmas blend was on sale for one day only the other day.
thanks

lisleman said...

I'm the same. I think we should wrap all the gifts in used grocery bags.

lisleman said...

Good to keep the vacuum business within the family. I'm also a terrible wrapper. thanks

lisleman said...

10K is a nice carrot. The final contestants also got a trip to NYC.
have a great weekend

longhollow said...

Hey, you do look like George Lucas! I never noticed it before. Great comeback with that salesman, though!

lisleman said...

thanks - may the force be with you

Single Mom in the South said...

You may be a "slow" talker, but you are clever and I often finish reading and feel that my comments will never measure up!

lisleman said...

Don't feel that way. Comments are always welcomed except for spammers. Being clever can be fun but it often doesn't work but being kind always does. thanks

Tami said...

No "flippin" way! That is such a cool name!!!

Secret Agent Woman said...

Apparently to be a champion gift wrapper you don't have to make the item unrecognizable?


My wireless mouse lives on a little charging platform between uses, so no batteries needed.

lisleman said...

The town really does exist in the Ozark area of Arkansas.

lisleman said...

I certainly would not be a "good" of wrapping. Cool rechargeable mouse.

Lilly said...

Most gift wrapper - I have always wanted to be one of those except I am not. And I bet it is not something you would have been inclined to enter either, lol. I love funny town names too and Flippin is a good one. Oh you mean you are not George Lucas. And here was I thinking I was reading George's blog....

lisleman said...

You like the Georges - Lucas, Clooney, don't you? You are right about the wrapping contest. I would not be entering one of those.

Lisa said...

You are so funny, the humour is so American! Thank you to the fast-talker for I'm been wondering for more than three years where I've met you before.

lisleman said...

You met the fast talker before while you were in the states? thanks

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