The Shows #17: Day Seven

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Blog entry by Monte Pittman posted 364 days ago 927 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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As we had hoped, the crowd and business picked up a lotfunnel cake. The rancher community showed up in mass today. For those who do these shows, let me reinforce the ability to take credit cards. 90% of my business has been from them.

I was very happy today. After doing this show for 3 years, I am getting people coming here looking for me. At least to me it’s an accomplishment.

Here’s a night view from my booth

As a favor to Angie and Roger, i subjected myself to a funnel cake

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#1 posted 364 days ago

Thats great. Word of mouth is spreading. And the world revolves around plastic. Barely anyone caries cash now.

-- Jay - or

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#2 posted 364 days ago

Wooie! Yipee! good for you!

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#3 posted 364 days ago

I knew all along that sales at the show would get good for you. Your work is first class and you deserve great sales.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#4 posted 364 days ago

I agree, about the ability to take cards… I have 75 percent of my market sales on cards…
Great view, and great looking snack…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#5 posted 364 days ago

Good to hear that it’s picking up for you now Monte. It seems a lot of effort, time and money is use to participate in these shows and I can imagine it’s pretty disappointing when they don’t go well.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 364 days ago

Now that sounds like the Monte we know. You build some great looking things and its good to see the recognition from others. Maybe the funnel cake was the lucky charm. Best of luck to you.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#7 posted 364 days ago

Good to hear Monte, glad things went well.

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#8 posted 364 days ago

looking good!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#9 posted 364 days ago

The funnel cake looks YUMMY :-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#10 posted 363 days ago

woooo-hoooooooooooo.. I certainly feel better… Good stuff. We went to the KY St. Fair the other day, and I passed up a funnel cake ….............. yes, I know, I should be shot, but, I passed it up for a big ole bowl o Custard… Oh yes,, Mmmm mmmmm gooda

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#11 posted 362 days ago

Glad to hear that things are picking up. The ranchers should all love your style.
Having repeaters seeking you out is very flattering. Hope you passed out lots of cards.
Funnel cakes aren’t in my allowed food group so have another for me!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#12 posted 361 days ago

Thats awesome! And that funnel cake looks mighty good! Thanks for subjecting yourself to that. I know it must have been hard. :)

My boss still doesn’t accept credit cards. I’ve been telling him he needs to step up with the times.

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