I had a booth up at a local festival over this weekend, setup about 15 minutes away from Hell, Michigan. A man on a motorcycle pulled over the the side of the road and called out to 3 women waiting to cross.
Man: Ladies, can you tell me how to go to Hell?
The three ladies look at each other, then one of them politely gives him the correct directions. One of the others gets closer to them and says
"If you want to get there quicker, we can go back to my place."
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Now, back to your regularly scheduled re-blogs and whatnot.
I make some really unusual pieces for people on special order, and there is nothing I love more than running into someone wearing a piece I made. Today though, was a special treat. I ran into a girl wearing a really unique necklace that I had made as a surprise Christmas gift.
Me: That is really pretty.
Girl: Thanks! I made it myself. It was really hard to do, but I love it!
Me: Really? I thought I made it as a special order for your mom last December…