A couple of things happened in the last month that got me thinking. Do you remember those playground experiences where sides were being chosen for some type of activity? How terrifing is that! No one wants to be the last one picked (or left out). Isn’t it great that we don’t have to go through that anymore as adults, or do we?
My son, Brad, has started a new company “Sceneyouthere”. It’s a photography / advertising small business that using photography at events to promote products and advertisers. He made his first sale about two weeks ago and was very excited. Someone “picked him”.
My daughter, Michelle, is a senior at ClemsonUniversity and is starting to work the resume pretty hard with the hope that someone will “pick her”.
It struck me that very few of us ever really escape the horror of waiting and hoping that someone in some way will “pick us”. Whether its as an employer, a friend, a spouse, a customer, we all still are in situations where we join “Donkey” saying “Pick me, Pick me, Ooh, Ooh.”
Even in social settings, we find ourselves in the unenviable situation of being new to our surroundings and want desperately to have someone pick us.
The shoe can sometimes be on the other foot, though. Isn’t great to be in the position of being the “picker”. Oh, the power. How easy is it to abuse that power instead of using that power to contribute to someone else’s self worth or self image.
Well, I’m getting a little off track. I, too, am asking for people to “pick me”. We sent out a direct mail piece last week to a significant number of funeral homes and crematories asking them to “pick us” here at McDonald Containers. So, here I wait by the phone to see if they will pick us. We feel that we deliver the products and services that would make anyone happy to have picked us.
If you’re one of those individuals that are considering which company to pick to provide you with your cremation containers and shipping supplies, I hope you will visit us at www.mcdonaldcontainers.com and “PICK US”.
As always, I appreciate comments and feedback. Oh, and by the way, we really like it when you “PICK US”.