Sunday, September 16, 2007

Top 5 Rejections

Dear People Who Read This Site, “George”, Girl, That Euro, Special C, Dr. Chris, Medicine Woman, The (Other) O.C., (Get Back) JoJo, Beloved Retailers, Almost as Beloved Press, and Especially Beloved Potential Investors,

How does the saying go? Into every life a little rain must fall? The sun shines for everyone? Well, let me start with the good news, we have some reorders from a couple of good customers, including the fabulous folks at MXYPLYZYK (go there, buy mints, lather, rinse, repeat). And there are some exciting new retailers on the horizon. Watch this space.

I would be remiss in painting everything as rainbows and unicorns. Surrounding the shining moments of success are the rejections. Most are somewhat humdrum, saying that the product isn't a good fit. Even though the Mint Mogul Handbook says that one shouldn't take rejections personally, fall into a downward spiral of depression, or fantasize about assembling a pack of ninjas to take over the offending store, I have succumbed on occasion. However, there are some rejections that are so bizarre, that the only thing to do is laugh, and post them on the internet to inspire further ridicule. So, without further ado, here are my:

Top 5 Embittermints Rejection Lines

5. Mints don't sell. (From a store with a few hard to find shelves of mints.)
4. [Silence. Hands back sample. Returns to reading newspaper.]
3. We see more of a future with the George W. Bush mints. Um, what election?
2. They're too small. If you made one big mint, then maybe we would take them.
1. Oh. They're mean. We do hair here, and, well, hair can be mean and harsh, so I like to keep the merchandise more pos' -- you know, for the energy of the place... I'm just telling you my truth...but if they were dirty, I'd definitely buy them.

I guess there are some things even ninjas can't fix.


Blogger Momzilla said...

Godammit! I was just sure it was "The Rain in Spain Stays Mainly in the Plain." Oh well...

1:18 AM  

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