A Couch And Loveseat, A Late Birthday Present, And A Shocking Discovery…

Hope you had an awesome weekend. Let’s get to it.

Along with the normal shopping yesterday, we visited my cousin’s house—who wanted to show us a reclining loveseat and couch to see if we wanted them. We did.

But that wasn’t the most interesting part of the visit…

As we were sitting there talking, a woman came up to the front door. My cousin’s son (still my cousin—strange, ain’t it?) went to answer it. He came back with a package. One for him, he said. It’d gotten delivered next door by mistake. That happens more often that you might think, but that’s a subject for another post.

Well, my cousin’s birthday is August 20th—so maybe this was a late present. I was in the next room when he opened it, but what he said caught my ear like a slap…

“I got a drone!”

The dream gift every parent’s running after, eh? Anyhow, this thing was about the size of a very small RC helicopter—I could have held it comfortably in both hands.

This thing’s got a controller, video feed, and a bunch more stuff—not to mention replacement parts.

And it’s not the size of the thing that weirds me out, it’s the concept—I’d watched a news report about privately owned drone-things being used to look at folks who weren’t aware of it, and it made me uneasy.

This thing my cousin has is smaller than the no-no, illegal types, but still, it depends on how it’s used (most likely).

What’s the point of this deal, from a writing or marketing standpoint?

Selling what folks want to buy?

Being offensive? Standing for something?

While those are all good points, and future posts—no, not really.

It’s mostly because I couldn’t resist—this is just so, well…bizarre.

Lots of life is a tad humdrum—and you can find an angle, a look, a word, or what-have-ya to capitalize on.

And when something jumps out you, you gotta take it.

Even if it comes in the form of a toy that has potentially strange and secretive uses. Or if a cousin (the one who showed us the couches) uses a potentially lucrative marketing method without realizing it (I will do a post on that one, for sure).

And if you’d like to drop me a line in the comments about a gift to (or from) someone that caught your attention and why, have at it.

Until next time,



About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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