We are going to a concert this weekend. I was very excited about it when we bought the tickets. Now that the time has nearly arrived, I don’t want to go. I had a tough week and I’m tired, and the thought of fighting crowds, sitting on the ground, and getting upset with people who don’t respect my space just doesn’t seem worth it. But I’m going anyway. Because I know I will be happy afterward that I did. Well, that’s not the whole reason. It’s mostly because we bought tickets, and I don’t want the money to go down the drain.
Which made me think about the motivational potential of tickets. I think there may be a business opportunity here that needs to be explored.
For example, we really need to clean out our garage. We have been saying that for three years. But we never do it. We always find reasons not to do it, and there is no real urgency, other than the fact that we can’t park our cars in it.
What if we bought “garage cleaning tickets”, though, for next Saturday? We couldn’t justify any type of excuse if we had paid $100 for them, right? What’s better – to be out $100 with a clean garage, or to be out $100 with a space that needs to be condemned by the city as unsafe?
Do you see my point?
Oh, I guess there are some flaws in this idea. But you People have to think big! There are flaws in every business plan. However, put a Steve Jobs or a Bill Gates in charge and you’re in the money.
Stop snickering, there, Idiot Speaketh, you with your George-isms and cynical views. I expect you to be a negative nelly. Ask Kramer what he thinks, and I’ll bet he thinks it’s a great idea.
If you, too, want in on this great opportunity, let me know. I’m going to work on my website right now. It’s going to be called “Stick-It Master – the Site Where You Get to Stick it to Yourself if You Don’t Get the Job Done”.
It’s a wonder why I’m not a millionaire yet.