Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Christmas Trees


Jay was an outstanding athelete. Our kids were good at sports, too. Me, not so much. I tried but wasn't very good. I don't like playing games either. I don't play cards. I don't even play the Wii. I do love to watch sports tho, just not good at playing them. That's how it is with me and Christmas Trees. It seems like marketing trees is a lot like playing games. Some people won't sell you nobles unless you take their dougs too. Some like to play numbers games. If you take so many, you can have them at this price. But if you only take this many, the price is more. That makes sense but if they tell you they want a certain amount and agree on a price and then back out later, you are stuck with them or have to sell them for the lower price. Well, I don't like this part of it. I know we have the best trees around. I am confident that we have the best harvest crew and can handle what ever you want. So, if I tell you how many trees we have and how much they are, all you have to do is tell me what you need and we can get it done. No games. I can get up early and go out in the rain and snow. I can work long hours day after day until we are finished shipping. I can do all that, I just don't like the marketing games. All I want is to do my very best, to sell the trees, to work hard and get thru harvest, to fill all orders on time with quality and efficiency, to make all customers happy, to keep the legacy going that Jay worked so hard to build. I need to get a good attitude real soon. I need to stay positive and if I'm not good at games, maybe I can be a good cheerleader. Maybe I can stand on the sidelines and keep a smile and do what I know how to do.

3 comments:

Sharon said...

This would be really hard for me too Pam. What about one of your kids? Would they be good at selling the trees and making all the deals? Perhaps you should hire someone trusted that's really gifted with selling? I hope that you sell them all for a good price and this season works out really well for you. Pray that God will bring you buyers and I will pray that way too.

You are such an amazing woman Pam. I am in awe of you.

Hugs, Sharon

Sharon said...

P.S. Our son is playing football at the school near you on Friday night at 7:00. Eric and I will be there. :0)

Tropicana Rose said...

Give me a P...
Give me an A...
Give me a M...

Whats that spell?

PAM!

You can do it! Go for the Win Pam!!!

;)