I'm starting a home business. I'm making fairy themed items for little girls, fairy tents, wings, wands, headbands, wristbands and fairy skirts. I'm
also making dragon and dinosaur themed items for little boys. I'm not finished designing and creating an inventory, so I haven't started advertising
yet, but I thought I'd start by going to flea markets and craft fairs to get out there when I'm ready.
So, yesterday, I'm making a bunch of fairy skirts.
The community where I live was undergoing repair to the gas lines, and so the gas was turned off. When they turned it back on a man came to the door
and asked to enter to light my stove and heater pilot. When he saw my skirts his jaw dropped, I swear I saw a drop of drool as his eyes glassed over.
He said he knew a lot of little girls that liked to dress up like princesses and he knew about 30 guys that would buy my skirts. He asked for a
business card. I was kicking myself that I hadn't printed them yet.
He said, "That's OK, I know where you live, I'll pass the word around that you're making these."
After he left, I couldn't shake the ugly feeling I had that he wanted to buy my skirts to lure little girls to get his jollies off!
This exchange really took the joy out of my work, and I can't help thinking that some of my skirts might be sold to pedophiles, and little girls may
fall victim because of me.
Am I overreacting? Is there anyway to filter out creepy guys if I advertise on Craig's List, Ebay or flea markets?
edit on 28-3-2012 by windword because: spelling