Hey everyone, thanks for hanging out with me. Okay, let me tell you what happened to me yesterday. I had to go into work early and I knew that I needed to stop for gas. I made sure that I had more than enough time to stop so I could fill up. By the way if I had gotten gas earlier that day I might not of had this encounter. Well it’s about 6:10 p.m., and I double check to make sure I have everything I need for work, I put all my stuff in the car and kiss Jiya goodbye before leaving. I get in the car and back out of the garage, I plug my phone in so I can listen to some of the music I recorded two weeks ago.
When I get gas, I usually get it from the Quick trip or at the Kroger’s Gas station. Well yesterday I stopped at Krogers for gas because that’s in my direction to head to work. As I pull into the shopping center parking lot, I didn’t turn down the parking aisle I usually would, so when I pull up to the gas pump it’s automatically on my left hand side. I seemed to have missed my turn, so I turn down the next aisle. Needless to say I had to now use the pump on the other side of the pump, I’d normally use. As I was pulling up I seen some people standing around by the gas pump across from me on my right hand side.
As soon as I get out of the car, the gentlemen spoke to me. He say’s how are you doing, can I show you something? Or something similar to that. I already knew that they we’re selling something. So I immediately told him no thank you. He said something again, and I said no thank you. They were selling this spray you can use on your car and in your bathroom at home. I thought it was funny because as I said no thank you for the second time, he asked if I was a New Yorker, lol. I laughed and said yes. I find it funny he hit the nail right on the head. He was very funny and sweet, but I was very adamant that I was not buying anything.
The longer we engaged in conversation, his other coworker came over and she noticed my business decal on my back car window. She goes on to ask me, what’s Pink Zebra? I replied and told her that it was Candles, Home Fragrance and Decor. So she goes hmmm, do you have a card? I say, I sure do. I go into my purse to look for a card and I keep digging and searching, until I realized that I didn’t have any of my business cards on me. Let me just say that – that was embarrassing. Simply because I was not prepared. Plus I just told her that I had a busines card. But now I had nothing tangible to hand her. Her coworker did take a screenshot of my decal since that had my contact info and website listed. I don’t know for sure if he’ll remember to send it to her or not. She might forget all about it. She could have been a potential customer and now that’s up in the air because I didn’t have anything to physically hand to her. I was so mad at myself for that careless mistake. I always walk with business cards in my purse, but I had realized that I wasn’t using the same purse a few weeks ago. You know, us women like to switch up our purses, but that’s no excuse. I should of made sure I had some in my purse, wallet and even my car. I totally dropped the ball on this one.
Always be prepared no matter what. If you have your own business or going down a path to self discovery, whatever it may be, you should always be prepared. When I got home this morning the first thing I did was put my business cards into my purse and placed some in the car as well. The next time someone approaches me about my business, I’ll always be ready because I’m prepared.
Written by : Kiyana411