3 ‘Shocking’ Things In My Apartment


I know. It’s a weird post. And, it has nothing to do with marketing… or does it?

First, I’ll tell you a bit about why this is today’s topic…

I was having a lunch with a friend last week and somehow we got onto the topic of one of the things on my list… she absolutely could NOT get over the fact that I have one of these somewhere in my apartment. She was shocked. In a good way… <grin>

So we decided it might be fun to do a list of shocking and surprising things we have stashed away somewhere – we started out with the thought of 10, but it seemed a bit too much, so we narrowed it down to 3.

Here go my 3 things…

1. A bead on leather that I remember finding in a park when I was 3 years old.

2. A high-powered, fancy-schmancy microscope. No, I’ve never been a scientist. I learned engraving using one, so bought one. It comes in handy when you get a splinter, and at other times too.

3. Bagpipes. Yes. I have bagpipes. They were given to me as a Christmas gift some years back because I’ve always wanted to learn to play. (This is the one that my friend couldn’t get over… )

What about you? What are 3 things you have hidden away, or even in plain view, that would surprise or shock people if they knew you had? (And, let’s keep it clean, ok?)

By the way, it’s coming down to the wire for the special offer on the Rapid Fire Session™, so, if you’re on the fence, you might want to make up your mind and get off now, before it’s too late. Besides, it probably hurts to be straddling that things for so long, come on down and let’s get some kick-ass marketing going for you… what do you say?

Oh, and you might be asking what I meant in the first line about this having something to do with marketing… only thing I can come up with is that we are all very surprising individuals. We often have interests no one would ever know about, unless they asked. What don’t you know about your customers and clients that might help you market to them better? (I know, it’s a tiny bit of a stretch, but I feel compelled to tie it in somehow…)

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  1. 2 of my late mother’s false teeth
    My Paternal Grandfather’s Dental Tray (He was a Dentist)
    My Maternal Grandfather’s Tie Clips (Trains – He was an Engineer)

  2. Payson says:

    Ah! Those are VERY unique indeed! :-)
    Thanks for sharing Kevin. So interesting!

  3. Cute post!!! Here are mine:

    An ironing board in my bedroom! eck… LOL

    Random sets of matching teacups from my grandmothers collection. and I’m a coffee lover…

    A stack of books by my bed! I used to never read, so my friends and family would be shocked to see a stack next to my bed!

  4. Payson says:

    Love the tea cups Susan! What a fun thing to have from your Grandmother. :-)

  5. Payson what a fun question.
    Here are my three:
    A collection of stuffed animals which are characters in a book I’ve been writing for years
    My senior prom dress–which I did not have til a high school friend gave it to me recently and I’m not sure why she had it
    A silver cigarette lighter given to me by an ex-boyfriend that belonged to his mother. If I could find him I’d return it. It feels like it should go home. (It would surprise people because I don’t smoke)
    Thanks for a nice break in my day P.

  6. Payson says:

    Love these Gregory! I’m so curious about those stuffed animals… have any pics? And the prom dress! That is awesome – particularly that you didn’t know why she had it. I have mine from the senior prom I went to (it wasn’t my prom, so feels weird calling it ‘my prom’ dress. :-)

  7. I myself am a packrat of sorts.

    I thought I was sooo original in my “I may need this someday” thinking until I watched Hoarders. Now I’m embarrassed to utter those very words.

    But nothing brings me more pleasure then when it’s 3am and I’m tinkering with yet another project, that that random thing that I need, is right in my closet, under my sink, or under my bed. Freedom!

    Hoarding:1 Clutterfree:0 (Guess you can’t win them all;-).

    I wish I had something from when I was 3 besides those stupid knock-knock jokes. You are good!

  8. Payson says:

    Ha! I love your scoring there Jalanda! Have a bit of that going on over here too, and after I do a clean out, it’s always about a week later I’m looking for something and I remember I just got rid of it! 😉 Well, maybe not always, but it feels that way!
    I want to hear you knock-knock jokes!