Sometimes, someone else says something that I’ve been meaning to sit you down and talk to you about, so well, that I just want you to listen to them. Here’s a story that will inspire even the most dyed-in-the-wool resale or consignment shopkeeper to set about finding the problems she can solve for her customers. Here’s The Lesson of the Square Watermelons.
The “Five Rules” are worth repeating here, and worth inscribing above your desk:
1.) Don’t Assume
2.) Question Habits
3.) Be Creative
4.) Look for a Better Way
5.) Impossibilities Often Aren’t
Just solve YOUR problems a little cheaper than these square watermelons. Snopes.com reports “But cubic fruit comes with a caveat: Each square watermelon costs 10,000 yen, the equivalent of about $82. Regular watermelons in Japan cost from $15 to $25 each.”