Sunday, January 6, 2013

Dissappointing Home and Garden show

I thought going to the Indianapolis Home and Garden show would be motivating and give me some good ideas for this spring, especially since we are still buried under all the snow from last weeks blizzard. Instead it was the typical Home show booths that you see everywhere and almost nothing to do with the garden side of the home and garden show. There were about 20 booths selling rain gutter protectors, another 12 selling vinyl siding, the random tupperware or Mary Kay booth and the typical Billy Mays wanna-be selling some crap that nobody needs.

After wondering up and down the aisles for 45 minutes of pure disappointment we came across an older gentleman selling some really cool looking hummingbird feeders. I stopped to listen to his pitch, he explained all the benefits of the bird feeder, how it keeps ants and bees out of it, he hit it with a hammer to prove it was a quality product and even offered us a deal if we bought it from him today instead of buying it from his wife online at

It was a little more than I would normally spend for a bird feeder so I walked away and checked out the rest of the booths. After another 15 minutes of disappointment with people selling garage floor paint or the best cooking pan in the world, I went back to the bird feeder booth and bought one. The passion he had for his product and his sales pitch was good enough for me, now I can't wait till spring when all the hummingbirds come back to see if this feeder is as good as he said it was.

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