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,