**UPDATE (4/17/07)**: So, Patrick here, we received some questions about this mysterious Charlieo character and how/why he posted to the official Zazzle Blog… the truth is, he actually is a Zazzler himself, working in our esteemed Operations department… ya see, he gets really depressed all the time because he falls in love with all the incredible products being produced everyday… then, to his dismay, they are all shipped out en masse!… all gone, leaving him alone yet again. Deprived of his beloved, high quality on-demand products. So, his depression sets in, and the only thing that keeps him going for another day is the promise of yet another huge batch of orders. But don’t fear, he’s actually quite personable and approachable (before shipping time, of course) and you can expect more great posts from him in the future! **END UPDATE**
Today was an interesting (and depressing) day. Instead of crying at my desk, I decided to share my sadness with the free world by luring vulnerable bystanders into conversations about their insecurities. Pathetic, I know, but at this point I am without shame. I’m terrible at starting conversations on my own, so I figured I’d use one of my Zazzle products to do the job for me. Weapon of choice: my “Tell me what you don’t like about yourself” shirt.
At first, everyone I walked by was freaked out by me and refused to make eye contact. Not a big deal, I’m used to it. Then it happened! A guy came up to me and said, “I keep working at jobs that pay nothing.” I responded with a generic “Yeah…sorry” and then I took off. It was awesome! On my way back to my car, I got a few more hits:
- “Like you care.”
- “What? Are you a therapist or something?” [*Really* angry lady]
- “Do you have an hour? It’s a long list.”
What I learned Today: Lots of people have issues, and they’ll blab about them if you wear cool shirts.