Thursday, September 21, 2017

As Sweet as Peach Pie by Mary Davis

from the September 11, 2017 issue

Tagline: Sandy thought that she had no time for love...then she met Brian!

Observations: I just literally laughed out loud while reading this story. Here's the part that made me crack up:

"Why would I hang up on Ginger Ford's grandson?"

"Because the peaches are a bumper crop this year, and my grandmother refuses to make me a pie unless I ask you out."

So funny! I also loved this line:

"...I am very familiar with dating under duress."

OMG, I just cracked up AGAIN. (That Brian is a very funny guy.) He sold 50 of her shirts and she asks him what his secret was...

"No secret. Just a basic marketing principle: product positioning. You have to convince the customer your product is the one that they should spend their money on."

"How did you do that?"

"I wore the shirt, then I gave them an incentive to buy."

"What was that?"

"I told them if I could sell enough shirts, you might go to dinner with me. Not a single person turned me down."

Bottom line, this story had so much humor in it, I dare anyone not to have loved it.

Photo credit: Jeffrey W. (Flickr cc)


Mary Jo said...

I know Mary Davis is a good writer, but either WW or the US Post Office failed to get this issue to me.

Sandy Smith said...

This was a great story. I also noticed the humor.

Pat said...

I loved this fun, romantic story. Well, written and so entertaining.

Mary Jo, if you don't received the issue in three weeks, you can call the subscription service listed in the magazine and request a copy. I've done it a time or two over the years. Just tell them you want that issue rather than extent your subscription.

Mary Ann said...

I thought this story was quite cute and very humorous! I really liked it! Great job.