A friend and small town resident, Ken Girty was taking a woodcarving class. The teacher sells rough outs (pre-shaped wood blocks to get your carving started) at his class. Ken bought one to work with in class.
As the teacher came around to work one-on-one with Ken, he looked at the rough out Ken was using.
“Is that mine? That’s crappy wood,” the teacher said. “I’m sorry I sold this to you. I should fix that.”
He did fix it. But it reminds us to sample what we sell before it gets in the hands of customers.
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