I was doing some frantic lunchtime shopping at a Woolies yesterday (the fridge is bare after my obsessed fan visit to Melbourne and the hungry hordes will descend after school today with their middle-class demands for sourdough toast and mini packets of Kettle chips), when I noticed the supermarket had STOLEN MY IDEA.
Well, they hadn’t really. I’ve done a search on HouseGoesHome and I never actually put the idea down on paper. But I DEFINITELY had it. You can ask my ex, who had to listen to me rabbit on about it endlessly.
My idea was called “Dinner in a Bag”. It was everything you needed and nothing you didn’t to prepare a dinner from scratch, all packaged up in a brown bag.
And LOOK what I found at Woolies …
They must have overheard me all those years ago and decided pockets were finally deep enough to pay $25 to make your own dinner.
I’ve gone a bit quiet on the mad ideas since I met DD, but there were soooooo many of them during the married years.
I started out wanting a B&B, moved on to a Babies R Us for dolls, the pet shop filled with fake pets, Dinner in A Bag, an indoor beach with tiki bar, a vegetarian restaurant called No Bull, and and and …
My brain relentlessly churned out inspirations.
These days I focus on paying the bills. The crazy dreams are on the back burner.
Although I did suggest to DD last night that he should open Australia’s first pharmacy/cafe and call it Medicine Man.
(He used to be a pharmacist a loooooooong time ago … I’ve realised he was studying to be a pharmacist when I was a naive 13-year-old wanting to be a pharmacist …spoooooooky.)
I’m thinking the cafe should have Native American themed decor.
DD wisely ignored my suggestion.
But I think it’s AWESOME. I have a very vivid imagination. The cafe looks something like THIS …
Crossed with THIS …
But not really. (It was a bit hard to find exactly what I was looking for on Google search.)
I used to love Native American jewellery back in the day. I have a carved silver eagle ring that totally rocks.
Anyways … back to the real world.
Have you ever had a crazy business idea?
Song of the day: Hall & Oates “You make my dreams come true”