Something Neat


A couple of years ago, I started making this stuff and selling it online. It’s good stuff but I am a terrible salesperson. Talking to people in real life or online about it freaks me out. Shit, talking to people about damn near anything online or in real life freaks me out. I have a business Facebook page and I have to give myself a pep talk before posting anything on it because I’m afraid I sound stupid or that someone will someday comment that my stuff sucks and I’ll start to cry and won’t stop until I’m dehydrated and dry up like a dead leaf.

The last time I went in for a wax, I took the lady who does it some of my stuff to try because she’s super nice and gives me sample of different things to try. And since she’s super nice, I figured that she wouldn’t be an asshole or ask me why the hell was I giving this to her. She was actually really impressed that I made it and said that she will give out little sample packs to her customers for me! I told her how I was awkward with talking to people and she said that she loved to talk and I was her buddy so I should leave the talking to her. Next week, I’ll see her again and I’m taking some little packets for her to give out. When I gave her the samples, it never occurred to me that she’d offer to do this and the grumpy tiny voice in my head is telling me that I’m going to show up with my stuff and she’s going to say that she changed her mind about giving them out. I’m building myself up to not be disappointed if that happens.

She pointed out that since people come see her for waxing and microdermabrasion that they are into taking care of themselves so my stuff is right up their alley. I hope so.