I don't understand why.
I even had sample advertising literature and everything. But now I have a new franchise idea that I know you're going to want to hear about.
I don't have any cool advertising stuff yet...
Because I don't actually start this venture until July 9.
But since we're friends and all, I wanted to give you a heads up about the possibility that may become available to you soon!
I am now, officially, a chicken sitter.
Yes! You heard me correctly.
For 2 1/2 weeks I am going to babysit our Granddaughter's pre-school teacher's five chickens.
Mr. Jenny, the Grands and I attended a comprehensive chicken sitting training yesterday afternoon at the teachers house.
There are five chickens. One of them is named Buffy. I only remember that because we were told Buffy is broody and may try to peck at us. Hmmm.... Good to know.
We have to give them food and water and collect their eggs. We are supposed to take them cut up grapes, organic popcorn and/or blueberries for little treats.
To be honest, Mr. Jenny was less than excited about this idea.
"Why are we watching these chickens again?" he asked me in a sulky voice.
I asked him, "Have you ever taken care of chickens before?"
And he replied, "ummm.... no....."
And then I said, "Well, that's why we are. Life is about doing different things and it will be good for the girls...and ...ummm... you like eggs, right?"
And then he said, "So...you babysit three days a week and the chickens need fed and watered 7 days a week and you are going to drive out here every morning to do this because why?"
And then I said, "Well, I think it would be a fun little business...you know? To be a chicken sitter..."
And he said, "Is this another ridiculous idea like the dough sitting franchise one?"
And, of course I lied and said "Geez, no, that was just plain dumb."
But, seriously, isn't it a great idea? I think there is a big need for chicken sitters. Everybody has chickens now. Well, everyone except me. And all those people with chickens have to go away some time, right? And who will watch the chickens when they do?
See how brilliant this idea is?
I'm telling ya....this is wayyyy better than the dough-sitting idea. That was just plain silliness.
I'll keep you posted on how it's going as soon as I get started.
And in the meantime...here's a picture to get you in the mood to start your own chicken sitting franchise! Squaaawwwkkkk! Squaaawwwwwccckkkkkk!!!!!!!!!