We should probably explain ourselves.
People often ask us why this place has taken off as it has. The pace certainly has floored us, as has the amazing response from the community, but the why? We think it boils down to the giddy, unadulterated enthusiasm that we put into everything we do.
And dude, we mean everything.
Some of our employees are convinced the shop is haunted, we named the poltergeist Rufus, we needed a way to pull product from retail inventory to backbar for use on clients, and then this happened. Makes perfect sense.
Case in point. You know how every CRM or POS system has a test client in there for assorted testing purposes? We ask you, would we just name that client “Test?”
You know the answer to that.
Testee has existed as a client in the system for some time, and we occasionally use him to block off a smidgen of time in the book for Blademaiden to take care of a few normal folk business hours matters of the urgent nature.
One day she returned to her station to find this taped to her chair.
That was the day Testee gained a face and a voice we imagine to be somewhere between Slingblade and The Most Interesting Man in the World.
Now it seems he is out and getting into all sorts of shenanigans.
Although this little slice of oddity pie started in the mind of Blademaiden and gestated in the care of our former Shopkeep Colin, it wasn’t until it met the gentle hand of present-day Shopkeep Eagle (otherwise known as Angel Perez) that it really started snowballing.
Where Testee will go in life now is anyone’s guess, but our we imagine he will continue about his errands, accumulating foibles and misunderstandings.
This post has no real point, but it makes us laugh endlessly and we thought we would share the fun. Perhaps we’ll make stickers. Who wants stickers?