If it’s online, is it real?

April 25, 2007 at 2:56 pm 2 comments

Funny how some people assume an online company isn’t “real”. Like my job is to train unicorns to feed rainbow colored monkeys frozen grapes so the monkeys can produce magic powder to sell to witches.

Seattle (and the country!) has a fair share of online companies so I find it funny when I still have conversations like this:

Grandma/Aunt/Neighbor: “What are you doing now, Jenny?”
Jenny: “I do marketing and business development for Trendi, an online company.”
Grandma/Aunt/Neighbor: “What does Trendi do?”
Jenny: (trying to make it simple) “We help fashion designers and boutiques gain exposure.”
Grandma/Aunt/Neighbor: “Do you design things?”
Jenny: “uh, no. We just give a place for designers to show their items.”
Grandma/Aunt/Neighbor: “Oh! So you’re like a store!”
Jenny: “Not exactly. If someone wants to buy an item we’ll show them where to buy it, but we’re not a store.”
Grandma/Aunt/Neighbor: “Where will you keep all of the inventory? Is this only in Seattle?”
Jenny: (not knowing where to start): “Since it’s online, you can access it anywhere and again we won’t…”

And usually this is where a really kind bystander or family member yells “Nana/Auntie/Neighbor! NO! Don’t worry about it! And will you puh-lease put your teeth back in?” (Usually the teeth thing is only for Nana…but I do think I have a neighbor with only 3 teeth that could use some sort of dental fixture.)

Trendi is very real…we have real desks, a real office, real employees and will offer a real & compelling (very cool) product. Sure, you can’t put it in a box and sell it on a shelf, but it exists. If you’re curious about how cool Trendi will be, email me and I’ll tell you.

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Entry filed under: Seattle, Trendi Office.

No thanks? The other common question

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. rachelistrendi  |  April 25, 2007 at 9:10 pm

    I can vouch for Jenny. Trendi is real.
    As real as a banana peel.
    More fun than a ferris wheel.
    More delicious than a cut of veil.
    Sexier than a stiletto heel.
    Cuter than a harbor seal.
    More dope than a business deal.
    As essential as vanadium steel.

    I could go on. For real.

    Reply
  • 2. Marie  |  April 26, 2007 at 4:49 pm

    I think the unicorn should be feeding the rainbow colored monkey frozen grapes with SPRINKLES on top.

    Reply

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