We recently discovered some fun little trinkets. They are little solar powered “bobble toys”, for lack of a better word. The toys are small, usually only about 4″ tall, and have movement powered by a solar cell. The figures run anywhere from a daisy complete with moving leaves and flower to a bumblebee to elephants and bears. Set somewhere with light, they move constantly with heads (or flowers) bobbling back and forth. My wife, Dawn, has a penguin mounted to her dashboard.
There is so much movement that it is sometimes hard to believe that it is powered by the solar cell and not the movement of the car. My daughter was in the car with some friends and it took some convincing by her to prove to them that the movement was from the solar cell. If fact, Dawn and myself were out one day with her car and her penguin was quite active in the bright sunshine. She observed that it seemed to be moving with the motion of my driving and he was scared and with his arms out was going “WHOA”. I countered that I thought he was having a great deal of fun and had his arms out going “Wheeeeeeee!!!!”.
I’m not sure which of the two options it was but it got me thinking again about the relationship that businesses have with their customers. Many of the businesses that I deal with I have either a “Whoa” or “Whee” attitude to. Some of the businesses I don’t look forward to interacting with and wish that they were “better drivers”. Other businesses are great fun to work with and I look forward to calling and ordering or just contacting them.
How about your business or my business? Do your and my customers look forward to going for a ride with us? Or do they put on their seatbelt first thing, close their eyes and hang on for dear life.
Our goal at McDonald Containers is to have you look forward to the day when you call us to place an order or just call to let us know your college team beat up on our college team. We want to have you raise your arms in the air and gleefully yell out “wheeeeeee” when you ride with us.
Hey, stop at your local dollar store and pick up one of these little “solar bobble heads”. They are great fun for a buck. Or, drop us a note at http://www.mcdonaldcontainers.com or on the form below and we will send one out to the first 10 funeral homes that request one.
Here’s hoping your ride is a fun one,