My mother’s china has been packed in a box for 27 years.
I have taken it with me from city to city, to nine different homes, but have never had the cabinet space to display it.
Well, today it sees the light!
Isn’t it beautiful?
After all those moves, I unwrapped each piece with some trepidation, but only one was broken.
It somehow seems fitting.
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After being dumped, Tan Shen from Chengdu, China spent a week in her local Kentucky Fried Chicken.
She initially wanted some chicken wings and a quiet place to think. But then she ended up staying day after day in the 24-hour-a-day restaurant, which attracted media attention.
She eventually lost her taste for chicken, quit her job and went to visit her parents. I’m sure she realized her mistake….
Taco Bell would have been so much better.
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Tagged 24 hour a day, chicken wings, china, day after day, dumped, family, food, friends, Humor, Kentucky Fried Chicken, KFC, life, love, media attention, quiet place, Relationships, restaurants, Taco Bell
Is this a simple cardboard box….
…or a Hall of Famer?
The cardboard box earned a spot in the Toy Hall of Fame in 2005 — a recognition of the ‘gateway to the imagination’ it provides to children everywhere.
Who can argue with that?
But I have to feel sorry for the toys — real toys, that is — that didn’t made the cut, and have to face the fact that a paper box beat them out. And if that isn’t enough salt in the wound…
Cardboard was invented in China.
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Businesses of the world:
If you pride yourself on providing outstanding customer service, prepare to be schooled.
A company in China that manufactures custom-fit slippers didn’t even blink when customer Todd Boddingham ordered a special slipper to fit his over-sized left foot.
Perhaps if they had, they would have read his instructions more clearly.
Todd requested a size 13 right slipper and a size 14.50 left slipper. But the Chinese company — eager to please and not to question, it appears — mistook the special order to read a size 1450.
That’s a seven-foot long slipper, people. And that’s what they manufactured and shipped.
Now, you could ding their product fulfillment…their communication, too. But you can’t deny their commitment to give the customer exactly what they thought he wanted.
Can your company fill those shoes?
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Tagged Business, business communication, china, Chinese manufacturer, commentary, custom-fit slippers, customer service, design, Fashion, fill his shoes, Humor, if the shoe fits, life, news, outstanding customer service, over-sized foot, product fulfillment, size 1450 shoe, Todd Boddingham, Travel