Sunday, 29 July 2012

Smile And The Whole World Smiles With You!

Yesterday I spent a rather chilly few hours at the Prestatyn Flower Show in a desperate proactive attempt to drum up some new blood for our Show which takes place on the 18th of Aug.

Like any sharp publicity guru, I took a secret weapon with me to "pull the punters in" so to speak, and yesterday I took secret weapon William.
Having a dog sat on your knee allows people to feel as though they can come and chat. They are an ice breaker, they are a bit of a draw...
without him, all I would have presented to the good people of Prestatyn is my podgy, slightly scruffy , and  grumpy self ( I was cold!)....hardly a picture of welcoming Welsh "good humour"

After 4 hours I gave away just 5 of my programmes.... A score of people stopped, but most just wanted to make a fuss of William, who enjoyed all of the "he's so adorable!" plaudits until, even his good nature got a little fed up with slobberly old ladies kissing him on the top of the head without asking, and eventually he tried to hide under the red checked tablecloth

25 comments:

  1. MMMmm I think a smile wouldn't have gone amiss! Hope you are keeping well sweety. xxxx

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  2. "...podgy, slightly scruffy , and grumpy self ..."

    Sort of like any average gardener in UK with all that crazy weather then?

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  3. To start, I'm grinning at your 'church sign' and hope it's not been there for weeks and I'm just noticing it! :-) Second, you're right about dogs getting attention at events like this, but I wonder what kind of draw you would have had if you'd had a chicken in your lap instead...

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  4. You look Ike such a happy camper-not. Cold can put a damper on things. Hope your show has warmer weather.

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  5. You look tired you poor sod.
    Ah well, duty done!

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  6. Well, I think you both look very appealing. I'd pat you both on the head and take you home.

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  7. Both you and William look very handsome, if not frustrated! Your flowers are lovely.

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  8. You scrub up well, so it wasn't that...perhaps the show goers only go for the BIG shows?
    Jane x

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  9. I'm sure you left a good impression with everyone who stopped.

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  10. You scrub up well, don't you?

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  11. You look anything but podgy or scruffy, John. Quite debonair, in fact! Dogs definitely are people magnets! I have also only just seen your synagogue sign in the side-bar. Excellent!

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  12. I wouldn't have met many of my neighbors if it weren't for the dog. Didn't any of the ladies plant kisses on the top of your head?

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  13. Cookies. I think it takes cookies. Stapled to the programs so they can't have one without the other.
    You both look adorable :-)

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  14. Haha.
    Maybe some flower seeds attached to the programs?
    You look fine, John.
    Feel free to send some of that chill here, and I'll try to ship some of our heat there!

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  15. The first law of selling--don't give them distractions. Even cuteies like William. They attract the wrong sort. But four more would be a nice addition. Hope they fillout the form.

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  16. Perhaps you should have hidden under the gingham tablecloth, and when they came to make a fuss of the dog you could have leapt out....

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  17. You are looking dapper John !
    A cup of tea and one of Auntie Glad's scones would have drew them in ;)
    ~Jo

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  18. We'll be there John, along with that ****ing fuchsia!!!

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  19. It wouldn't be the same without it val!!!!

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  20. My husband always says if you want to score (or pull actually as we are from S Wales!) you should take wither a dog or a baby out with you. the dog I understand, but the baby?

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  21. You look so skinny!

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  22. Sheesh, a smile may have helped!

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  23. Podgy? I don't think so!

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