Several years ago I began using car magnets to advertise my business. I was always reluctant to do so because I'm a pretty quiet, reserved and shy kinda guy. HA! But no...really. I hate to be pushy or always spouting off about my business to friends and acquaintances. I don't want to be that sales guy. I don't want people running and hiding when they see me coming.
But one day, a fellow Sunday School teacher at my church told me he was moving and had just sold his home. He had no idea I was a Realtor and was quite dismayed because he said he would have listed with me had he known. A few days later while in line at a Starbucks, a friend in front of me told me she had just bought a house. As soon as she said that, a quizzical look on her face came up as she asked, "wait...what do you do again?" She remembered I was a Realtor but all too late for me to help her. That night, I ordered my magnets. I thought, "what a perfect way to advertise what I do, without being pushy!"
But then, it happened. Friends would see my face on the magnet and take that opportunity to turn me upside down. All in good jest...(I hope). Mostly it was at church and I caught several "friends" in the act. So I took it upon myself to use protection. Drastic, yes. But it had to be done. You can see the results in the short video below. Beware!