I have always known that there is no way I could be a sales person. I simply cannot bring myself to try and talk people into buying things. I've had a few opportunities....when I was in high school and worked at a bakery, when I volunteered at a nature center and was occasionally at the gift desk, at garage sales, etc. Can't do it. I've even felt a bit guilty that I feel the same way - more so, perhaps - about religion. If people come to learn about the Catholic Faith - I am thrilled to talk about it, teach about it, and effuse about my experience of it....but I feel so strongly that it is up to them to make the choice without being coerced, or even encouraged. It is up to God to do that.
Thus, it amused me a bit when earlier this year I realized that I sounded just like a salesperson, as I not only exclaimed over, but demonstrated my Keurig Coffee Maker. I have one in my office, as well as one at home, and if anyone wanders by and gives me an interested glance...or even an "I smell coffee" glance, I am at the ready to proclaim the delights of my coffee machine and provide them with the proof of its brilliance in the form of a heavenly cup of coffee.
And, strangely enough, I now have something else I could easily sell! Actually, I could only find a photo of the "real" thing - I have only purchased the Kroger brand of this absolutely splendid product.
I had never tried one until early this year when a friend was using one in the church kitchen to wash her pots and pans. Without this experience, had I ever found a reason to purchase one, I am certain I would have limited my use of the Magic Eraser to the prescribed purpose - cleaning walls....but my friend, Mary, was on to something! The Magic Eraser will clean just about anything! It is amazing on walls - absolutely amazing. As Mary said, at her house it wiped away years of accumulated grease above the stove that "had come with" their house when they bought it - true!!! Worked in my old house, too. And, it is great on the pots and pans, on glass, getting label residue off newly purchased items.... I use one when I scrub the floors. I think my favorite use is on the bathtub, where it gets rid of all the scum easily!
The only surprise is that somehow it dissolves. I didn't expect it to slowly disappear on me, but it does.
The only use I wouldn't recommend??? In a panic, after the event of the exploding Easter egg that blew blue dye all over the place - including my face - I used it, along with Ajax (can you tell I didn't want to be blue?) to scrub my face. This is not a good idea, as anyone might imagine who thought about it for a second or two. Let's just say, this product is abrasive. It did get rid of the dye, though!