last night i sent an sms to aiza, the cashier of artis, informing her of the promised free “promotion” of the shop via my blog (read story at https://wanderingjouster.com/2013/12/14/happiness-is-where-the-artis/).
translation of the message:
wj: hello, aiza. if you are free, you might want to visit what i wrote about artis. here is the website wanderingjouster.com. you may share this to your boss. thank you.
aiza (artis): yes, ma’am…sorry for replying just now there were a lot of customers ma’am they came one after the other from the time you entered…thanks ma’am God bless you more..
wj: wow. that’s good news. i think it’s because my sibling and i came in two’s. hehehe. she is also a magnet to customers. thank you very much. God bless, too.
aiza (artis): ma’am i hope you will enter every day… hehe.. thanks again ma’am God bless always..
this late quick exchange of messages left a smile on my lips as i prepared to sleep. while lying down, i wondered if i do possess this so-called “unusual drawing power to customers” or it was just coincidental that others seemed to follow suit every time i would drop by or walk inside an empty store or a diner.
my children have been a witness to this “magnet” and have been convinced that i am responsible for the increase of clients in a particular establishment. to my youngest son, this pull is turning to be bothersome as the place soon becomes congested. as a consequence, his space for mobility is decreased. to the sales clerks and proprietors, this “customer charisma” is what they needed in their business.
so, how do i take this attribution? i am amused but happy! to be the cause for others’ happiness gives me a different kind of high. if truly i am endowed with this gift, i am grateful. i am curious though to find out if this would also work once i put up my own business. the problem is i totally do not have a knack for entrepreneurship.