A Dozen Fresh Easter Eggs Please

“We barely broke even!” the chocolate store owner shouted. “You and I need to discover ways to bring in more customers”!

We both defined who are customers were. Then we discussed who we weren’t aggressively targeting. “What about children?” I asked.

Children, a byproduct of our adult consumers. Children, a pulling force. Little hands tugging parental limbs towards bright kid-friendly objects and storybook characters.

The following year the owner dug deep and special ordered a giant confection and created a magnificent window display. We waited.

Soon, children started screaming in glee pointing at the 4.5’ milk-chocolate rabbit wading in a sea of Easter candy. The Chocolaty Pied Piper wore a Easter bonnet set off with a cartoonish pink and white bow-tie. The statue held a bouquet of flower cookies with frosted smiles. The other paw held a basket I filled with brilliantly foiled eggs.

And the hook: A sign. “FREE Chocolate Rabbits Foot For Every Child”!

We used a lot of paper towels and Windex that year.

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