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    Some Folks Just Have Too Much Money

    We were hanging artwork and mirrors today in a house that's being newly remodeled and decorated. In a casual conversation with the designers working on the project, they mentioned that the new queen size mattress on the bed in the room we were in cost $25,000. It was a nice mattress and all, but twenty five grand for a dang mattress?

    On the plus side, we're likely to end up back at that house Friday, and Perry (my boss) told me I should bring along a few of my turned pieces to show these designers. They really like Perry because he's referred a few good clients to them, and he figured they should know about my stuff. (He's one of my best customers.)
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    Hey Vaughn it's only money

    Good luck with sharing your work with the designers.
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    It was probably a $400.00 mattress with a $25,000.00 price tag.
    Good luck with the spinny sales. Be sure to double, or triple, the prices to make them look good.
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    I just wonder if you would sleep better and more comfortably on a $25,000 matress vs something less... or would you just wake up with a $25,000 back ache.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Good luck with the spinny sales. Be sure to double, or triple, the prices to make them look good.
    GREAT IDEA!! I think Frank is on to something there. Seriously! If you are a great artist they will expect you to command high prices.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Ellis View Post
    I just wonder if you would sleep better and more comfortably on a $25,000 matress vs something less... or would you just wake up with a $25,000 back ache.
    I wouldn't be able to sleep for the pain in my rear end, left side where I keep my wallet!
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    For Twenty-Five Grand, I'd at least expect a King Size!
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    Depression era mattress? Money inside of it?

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