The Random Call December 17 2012
A few days ago I received a call from a blocked number. I don't usually answer blocked calls, but for some reason I did this time. I answered with my usual "Sweetbricks, this is Jena". A woman answered back with an accent that I immediately recognized as a New Yorker: " Hi my name is Melony, I own a small company in New York called Ohmigod Cookies." She went on to tell me that she had also been invited to include her product in the Emmy Swag Bags, as we had. She read online that we had done it in the past, and wanted to know if it was worth all the time and effort, especially during a busy holiday season. We chatted for awhile about our experience with running a small sweets business, and the call ended with a "thank you".
When I got to my computer later in the day I looked up her website. Having an East Coast born mother who was always a baker, I was familiar with the style of cookies I found on their site. Italian cookies done right are a rare treat for us here in San Diego, so I ordered a package of each flavor they offered. Not too long after I ordered I received another blocked number call. It was Melony again. She couldn't believe that we had ordered some of her sweets and was shocked by how similar our story was to hers. Melony's son Matthew started the business to honor his father who passed away. I'm so glad that I answered that call. One of the best things about owning a business is having the opportunity to meet new people everyday, but sometimes it happens in such a strange meant-to-be sort of way that I can't help but share it with everyone.
By the way, the cookies have arrived and they are DELICIOUS! I highly recommend the Rainbow Cookies, as they have already disappeared completely from my moms house.