Monday, June 16, 2008

Noteable Messages

"Congratulations on your new bundle of boy!"
Card message for a new baby boy.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Economy

This cartoon was made using a couple sets of Cubes tm and a tiny party favor sized basket.
To see some of the Cube sets we carry, check out the Toy Section of our website

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Noteable Messages

"Urine our thoughts."
Card message from a group of co-workers to a patient with kidney stones.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Broken Messages

I love this sign. It makes you think.
Such a simple, yet profound message.
"Sign Broken, Message Inside"
I smile every time I pass it.
I had to have a photo of it.

As I pulled into the driveway so I could take a quick snapshot,
there was another sign,
that stopped me in my tracks.
This is a church that proclaims
"Everyone Welcome!".
I was confused, am I welcome, or not?

What do you think?

Broken Messages - Will Your Message Leave A Bad Taste?

Sometimes, without realizing it, a message can convey the wrong meaning.

One day I took a phone call from a woman who was ordering for her boss. She inquired if we could do a basket with the following:

Jumbo Toothbrush
Tube of Toothpaste
Breath mints
and assorted sweets

We have a pretty extensive inventory but did not have the first three items. I told the caller that while we don't stock those items, she was welcome to bring them in to be included. I was curious and asked her what was the significance of the breath-fresheners.

Apparently there was a disgruntled customer who kept complaining that a recent experience with their company, left a bad taste in her mouth. The caller's boss wanted to send the client a basket to take away the bad taste!

I asked the lady on the phone if she was sure this was what they wanted to send. What would she think if someone gave her a "gift" like this?
"Do you want to imply that your customer has Bad Breath??? "
We were able to refocus the message to a more proper peace offering and left out the "breath-fresheners". Had we carried out this order without questioning the intent, we most certainly would have been adding fuel to the fire instead of putting it out.

Some days at Baskets by Bonnie, we fight fires!