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Party Industry: You Know You Need to Change

By Carlo @CarloAtYourServ

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Consumer... who doubtfully will ever hire a caterer and party planner

Party industry: you know you need to change.
So okay. Listen up, people. This is future Party Ruler of the Universe calling. Don't "trip" about title. Dreams come everyday.
This is another Party Mad Monday (PMM) post installment. Advisory: Party Mad Monday posts
Here's what I'm talking about this time... a little something called "common sense". 
We've all heard of it. Some people don't seem to have it or use it if they do have it. And frankly, it's all we're asking for... is just show some decorum and exude a bit of common sense, right? That... common sense and some attention to consumer's humanity. And keep in mind, it's quite pathetic that this is something we even have to form our lips to ask for; party business owners using their common sense. Damn, that's a doggone shame.
It'd be better than nice if they could at least try to pretend to show some real concern for you, the customers/consumers, especially since you're the ones who buy and use their services. As a veteran caterer and event planner, I take serious issue with that. Although some might say, "Why should you care?" Because I'm not catering and planning events as often as I used to, I've taking to writing; currently writing a book and working on some other writing projects. But I care about people and I'm "in the business", so why wouldn't I care? I got this way of defending you guys; thinking that I don't see or hear anyone else doing it. So sorry, when it comes to injustice... I see it oftentimes when others don't. I've been rooting for the "underdog" for a long time. And hey, you don't necessarily always have to be the smallest group to be considered the underdog. But, when I get a whiff of injustice, trust me - I've got something to say about it. Like... when I see how they play you to get your business by being fake, selling their bullshit moves that they try to pull on you guys... now that's just wrong. Wrong. As. In. Super. Duper. Wrong. Damn!

Party Industry: You Know You Need to Change

The numbers aren't adding up in your favor. The are NOT going to hire you.

When will they realize that the money they're wasting on ad campaigns to attract you could best be served by spending the money on something that would benefit their businesses and facilitate you getting a better deal?
Again, common sense should tell them that. My heartfelt-for-consumers feelings about this issue are important to you, Party Industry, because as I've said before, I'm after you about this (on behalf of all of your future potential customers... do have any idea just how many people that really could be or is?).  Look, I basically made a list a little while ago and you're on it. And, you don't want to be on that list, trust me. I am one person, sure, but there is no reason to think that I will change for the better after I become the Party Ruler of the Universe. As a matter of fact, it's likely that kind of power, that kind of unlimited power will go to my head, and I'll become even worse about putting you on blast.
The main thing you need to know is that you can expect me to NOT STOP STANDING UP FOR WHAT'S RIGHT versus what you offer party consumers; that's not beneficial to them. For one thing, expect to be deported to the diamond mines on 55 Cancri e (after which, when I'm the Ruler, will be called to be known as a Full Planet (with a nickname of course, because the real name is kind of "out there"). You never know, I might even make it the Planet Capital of the Universe just to annoy the American Astronomical Society (AAS). These diamond mines will be where I'll have your dumb asses (donkeys, people!) slaving away, mining precious diamonds from the depths of 55 Cancri e in poorly designed, ugly spacesuits - with all of your oxygen tanks sealed with "adult-proof" seals similar to what you find on medicine prescription bottles. Ha!
And imagine hearing a loud alarm in your ears at a decibel that is deafening while your oxygen is almost completely drained from your tank, as you're trying with all of your might to free yourself from your cumbersome spacesuit and helmet, while you try to open the piece of shit seal on your life tank. Prepare to feel like you're gonna die, right as I'm laughing a demented laugh that is vindictive to your panicked desperation for air. Let's see now. You've mined diamonds for us; for myself and the party consumers who have struggled to pay their bills, that you for years have expected to make money off of. But little party industry dummies, you'll be our slave, after having enslaved customers that you've whined, profusely, about not coming into your businesses to spend money. Really? How stupid of you to think... whatever it is that you've been thinking.

Party Industry: You Know You Need to Change

Nothing's changed. Looks like you're still gonna be Big Pimpin'... pimpin' your own parties, that is. 

So what would you be feeling right now? Your oxygen is running out, remember? And you're on some newly discover planet that requires a spacesuit. Are you feeling terror? Or, fear? Or, both? With a sad case of regret, let me tell you right now that you should have listened to me and the people who could have made you a big success - otherwise know as "the consumers". Oh how very stupid of you! 
Now you know it didn't have to be this way. There could have been a manufacturer's re-do of that seal (on your air tank) and presto-chango, like new. You want to survive. You're smart. I'm sure you party industry people would come up with something.
Cater-Hater PMM Update: looks like it's time to add an addendum to the Planetary Constitution, Article P (for "party") that states, Don't Be An Asshole, that specifically also states, Don't Treat The Best People In The World Like They're Bullshit. You never know you dummy, some of them just might change their minds, decide to stop creating their own parties and other special occasions, themselves, and call your whiny-butts.
ATTENTION: All of you party industry losers out there who aren't wise enough to put your customers first. You must be crazy! Are you intentionally trying to piss us off, or what? You must not know that there is power in numbers. And apparently you didn't read the Planetary Constitution. Because it clearly states that we don't like and will come after all party pro folk who operate like you do. I mean... for real? You really think potential party consumers are going to hire your businesses? The  economy tanked, fools, remember? Ain't nobody got time for dealing with your sorry asses. Don't you know that Party City is still open and touting, "Where nobody has more party for less" as their slogan? We don't know which one of you geniuses thought being so damn self-serving and selfish was a good idea. But sorry, you suck.
The way you've got things fashioned, no new potential customer receives a noteworthy deal, no new potential customer wants to frequent your businesses, and no new potential customer will care enough about you to brag-you-up to their friends. Are you mentally deranged or something? Or, do you just out-and-out abhor your customers? That must be what your problem is. That's the best we can figure. You see, this is exactly why otherwise beneficent Party Rulers of the Universe have become evil bastards, who at the base of their core, don't care about people. I've been nice, not naming names. I could really go ballistic, like caterhater.com does, purposely allowing people to name names and voice their opinions about the lousy service they've received. Imagine how ugly I'd be and how on blast I could make this thing get if you don't wake up, grow a clue, and get your head's on straight.
Take heed fella's. Don't get it twisted. Use common sense. Party industry: you know you need to change. This Party Mad Monday thing ain't for naught.
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I do this... I write to help to create to opportunities for all who choose to pursue their passion to have parties in almost irregardless regard to their economic constraints.
I think if we keep talking about the cost of parties (I write blog posts, you write comments), together, maybe we can break down some of the party industry's price barriers and shame some of the people who've taken your money and delivered a poor quality product right into growing a conscious and treating you right (nice thought, huh?).
Opportunities to be inspired about parties are everywhere. Yet, people looking out for your wallet are few and far between. My goal is to inspire you, causing you to question the way things are that have been the status quo for too long. When we stand together and speak up, we can be a powerful force.
Let's keep the conversation of change going. Because in the sea of everyone talking, one voice is a whisper... several voices are a scream.
Scream and leave a comment and share your thoughts, ideas and suggestions below. Remember to be as specific as possible because what you have to say helps us all.
Always... be encouraged and encourage others too,
Party Industry: You Know You Need to Change
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