Background: We were watching a Shark Tank re-run. Don’t ask why when so many other options of shows to watch were available. Anyhoo. That’s it for the background.
Oh wait! The idea: to expand some hair brush thingy for little kids that doesn’t hurt. A de-tangler. Not like there aren’t already a bazillion of those in the marketplace. Anyhoo part two. That’s it for the background.
Well except this … the entrepreneur splashes onto the stage and goes for it. I mean full throttle. Yackety-yack. Hands waving. Giving it her all.
Lulu and B are looking at each other, then they both look at me.
B: Well we found her … your long-lost twin.
Lulu: Dad is right. She is your twin.
Me: What? I am not like that. I have no ideas. I am introverted and would never pitch anything to the sharks, they are brutal.
B: You’re not introverted. I’m introverted. You talk to anybody and everybody … all the time.
Me: Only if they’re strangers!
Pfft! Mumble, mumble. I am shy! And the Sharks are … BRUTAL. Barbara even said while she liked the concept, no one would want to work with someone who’s personality was over the top. Cuban got personal too; something about her driving him crazy.
Still she continues as one by one the Sharks say “I’m out”. She is calming down … explaining she is nervous; she is not always this excitable. Tearfully she told them to ask her family. They’d vouch for her. She could be less … excitable. She did what she did since she was only allotted a short time to convince them. This was her shot. Again she said she could dial it back and be professional.
Pissed me off because she should not have to change for anyone else. F-You Sharks! Except for Lori.
Lori took the chance. The lady got her deal. Tangle Pets expanded in the market.
Me: I wonder if that is what people think about me … that I’m hard to work with. Guess I will dial it way back too.
Lulu: Hey now. Your passion is why we love you … my larger than life momma.
B: You keep things interesting. Well more than that. You are our glue.
Me – no words just tears. Probably the messages to combat negativity that are added to each pet pulled at my heartstrings too. That or something was in my eye.
Lulu: Yep, that family is lucky to have her like we are lucky to have you.
For the record, I am shy. Painfully so. Except with people I do not know. Hey, I am a poet and I didn’t know it.
As always, more to come.