Recently, I got one of those "Maybe I'm Not Burger King After All" orders. (AKA: "special orders DO upset us" mentioned in a previous post.) Acutally, it didn't upset me..it just made me get the old creative juices flowing again. The older I get, the harder it is to think outside the box. Creative customers' requests give me that nudge necessary to make me come up with something new. They plant the seed in my mind. I produce the "crop".
A customer had previously purchased one of my Soda Santas painted on Coca-Cola bottle and said she would also love to have a snowman painted on a Coke bottle. No problem... I've done those before. Then...here's the "Burger King" moment! She would love it if I could also make it a fisherman. Never done that before. Result! She bought two!