I have been working on getting this Looper Loom ready, and in the process, realized that 'cleaning' the threads off the loopers was going to be an ISSUE. Really.
The problem, folks, is that noone really wants to work.
In an economy where people have been laid off, the unemployment rate is up, and money is tight, noone wants to work.
I have done the Craig's List thing. Several times in the last few years. I have used it to find people to cut socks, to loop socks and loopers, and even to sew.
Now, mind you, I love to do it all, and I would do it all, if there were that many hours in a day, or if I didn't have to sleep.
But I have gotten kind of partial to sleeping, especially in the last 6 months since I stopped taking the poisonous Prilosec. I now sleep like a baby.
So I don't want to give that up so I can work 24 hours.
Not even me.
I have been lucky a couple of times, but out of the several people who have done work for me on occasion, only one remains steady. She cuts socks. She loops socks. And she has a full time job.
Which brings me to the point of my mini rant.
People who like to work, and who have a work ethic, work well, and not just at one thing.
On the other hand, there are people out there who NEED the money, who have the TIME, and could do the work.
They don't want to.
A couple of people have taken my product, the loopers, and just never brought them back. So now I have to be the bad guy, and go fetch them.
Hear my teeth grating??
Consequently, this is what I did today. I sat outside, and sorted/cleaned loopers. See all those threads...they have to come out.
I did them all day.
Because I can't get anyone else to do them.
They want quick money, easy money, free money, but damned if they actually want to be 'inconvenienced' for it.
So I guess this week will be a week of sitting on my butt, picking threads off loopers, so I can make the kits, to take to the show, to make back the money, so my husband doesn't kill me.