The near universal acceptance of face masks has had the welcome side-effect of all but eliminating random whistling in public.
Of all the dumb things to have happen, the term “binders” has been coopted by the trans people. Twenty years ago, if I asked Google “where can I buy binders”, I’d get results relevant to what we sell: Office/marketing supplies.
Today, “binders” (at least in Google’s mind) is as likely to mean “chest binders for transitioning people” as it is to mean “looseleaf binders”.
FFS. That totally screws up our marketing.
Speaking of business, it’s my nature to run against the grain. In recent times, that has manifest itself in our program to pimp our new line of thank you cards. We’ve had pretty good luck marketing these along the lines of “In an online world, where everything is “click” and “likes” and “emails” and “posts” and “retweets”, if you really want to stand out, send your client’s a real, hand-written card.”
Most of our clients are smaller businesses. I like to think that one of my advantages is that I mostly sell to people like myself, and that message works. I spent the last couple of days working up some stock designs, a couple of which I actually like: https://speedbinder.com/product-category/printing/thank-you-cards/
Anyone have any hookups for buying ammo these days? The shelves are bare at all my regular suppliers. Makes me regret not buying up more back in the day. I remember getting 22LR in bulk for a nickel a piece. I just placed an order for 1000 rounds and paid five times that. Guess that’s just the way things are going.
Speaking of shooting, my exploration of precision riflery continues. At the moment, I’m kind of settling in on getting a Ruger Precision Rifle in 6.5 Creedmore with a 24″ barrel. Problem is, not only are the rifles scarce (and therefore $$$$), but ammo is all but unavailable. Nebraska’s own Hornady produces what I read to be the gold standard in 6.5 ammo. They have match grade rounds in 120, 140, and 147 grain bullet weights. I’d like to try a box of each, but they are essentially impossible to find.
Kind of sucks, but I guess I’ll just keep looking.