Wacky, Fun Things Our Customers Say: Why One Husband Decided to Start Decorating

We had a great show in Houston! There were thousands and thousands of shoppers, all so excited to shop Paul Michael. Glitter stems and picks, ribbons and ornaments were tossed about like popcorn in a theater. And with crowds like this, we often have funny stories at the end of the day—we consider them “customer encounters of the THIRD kind.” Needless to say, we thought it would be fun to share some of these on our blog. Here’s the first:

An elderly couple was shopping for a new wreath for their home. At first the man wasn’t engaged at all, until he watched our designers. The woman decided that they, too, wanted to make their own wreath, so she was trying to pick a color scheme, components and more when suddenly her husband got totally into it, took charge and designed his first wreath—and it was a great one to boot! His wife became a little frustrated at this point and said to him, “After 40 years of marriage, you decide now to help me decorate? I thought you just liked baseball!?” He replied, “Well dear, you never told me all these pretty ladies were here, and I’d be the only guy.” The wreath he designed was beautiful. We think we put him in touch with his artistic self, which he never knew existed!

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3 Comments on Wacky, Fun Things Our Customers Say: Why One Husband Decided to Start Decorating

  1. Tracy Thornton
    December 13, 2011 at 6:44 pm (5 years ago)

    I’m thinking about how much I would like to open a Paul Michael store location right here in Houston, preferably on the West side Beltway 8 area which could conveniently service all of Houston city limits, Katy, The Woodlands, Pearland and more. The designers here are sick of shopping at Craftex and Arcadia. We need a BIG store to bring our clients with lots of money to. It needs to be large, convenient, clean, organized and well lit with PLENTY of designers running around. Check out my website. I will soon post the 15 installs I just completed including the Downtown Aquarium. CALL ME! I’d be the perfect manager. Tracy-713-464-5888

    • Melanie
      September 27, 2012 at 3:28 pm (4 years ago)

      I second that Tracy! We need a Paul Michael in Houston, there are so many people that would LOVE that store. I can’t wait to go to Monroe in a couple of weeks and hit the store there for holiday decorating!

      • Janis Johnson
        November 12, 2012 at 1:46 pm (4 years ago)

        I’m with the both of you guys. I’m a crafter and I live in the Baytown area.The closes Paul Michaels for me would be a 6 hour round trip drive and its just not worth it. I went crazy at the nutcracker market this weekend and am hoping they made enough sales here in Houston to make them want a store here. I love there prices and selection. Just wish they had either a place online to order are a store here.

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