The Xpole Sport has overtaken sales of the spinning pole, the Xpert! Possibly due to the price (its £50 cheaper), the Xpole Sport is a professional quality dance pole which is also easy to assemble, and portable. We just found a useful video on Youtube to show you the contents of the Xpole, and wanted to share it with you.
If you’ve ever had that feeling of dread as yet another birthday approaches, did you realise that you can get a birthday spanking for your birthday treat?!
I was just searching for some information on birthday customs and came across information on birthday spankings on Wikipedia. You can see it here.
What happens is that the birthday recipient gets spanked on his or her buttocks how many years they have been around, plus one to grow on.
A great reason to celebrate every year you get older huh?
If you’re waiting for Prince Charming to come – here’s something to celebrate! A 20% discount from Passion for 24 hours!
At our Cardiff shop we receive all the local newspapers and little advertising booklets that are dropped to the local residential area in and around Roath.
There is one with a little yellow cover and its quite home-made looking.
Our shop assistant Jenna was flipping through the pages the other day, and she was talking to me and idly doodling on one of the adverts. Something distracted her, and she put the pen down and I looked down in amazement at what I saw…
Sometimes, you come across things you didn’t expect. And you do a double take.
I stumbled across this Cock Flavoured Soup in a local ethnic grocery shop on our street, City Road. I just had to buy it – and needless to say, I can’t bring myself to open it! It now has pride of place in our gallery.
What could be better, when you’re really ravenous, than Cock Flavoured Soup?
Every day at work is different. For us, we’re small – so it’s always very busy and that’s why we’d much rather spend our time at work helping our customers, and not talking to sales people who cold call us trying to sell this and that.
Most of the sales calls are for:
- Foreign currency
- Stocks and shares
- Search engine optimisation
Although we do get cold calls for other services as well such as water coolers, advertising etc.
There must have been something in the air today because from early morning, we had one call after the other. The first call, which was from an Indian market research company researching ecommerce services, should only take 2 minutes we were promised… so we, being polite as it was Monday morning, decided to try to help them. However, after 6 minutes we simply had to get on with our work so sorry to that company if we sounded impatient. Now, it was Monday morning and we have all the weekend orders to sort out, a bunch of people coming by to get their weekly sex toy fix and all the other business you have to sort out on Monday mornings.
Next – you guessed it, a Foreign Currency seller called us. Now, most of these companies are pretty polite and usually very professional – we explain to them that yes, we do buy currency but no, we don’t want to get a quote from them as we’re very happy with our current FX providers.
But today, the sales person who told me he was from Sterling Exchange in London, didn’t like being told this, so decided to call us back and be persistent. Good on him for trying, we initially thought, despite being a bit taken aback that someone would bother to follow up seconds after hanging up the phone.
We are on the corporate TPS service. For those of you who don’t know what TPS is, you should check out their website, they are a very cool service whereby you can prevent unwanted sales calls. Legally a company should check your number against the TPS list before phoning you, so Sterling Exchange obviously don’t know about this.
Anyway, the same sales person rang back again within seconds and it was me, the writer of this post that answered and told him that yes, it’s me he needs to speak to but we’re happy with the company we currently use so I needed to get off the phone.
“Perhaps you would be happier using some of your products…”, he told me.
“Pardon?!” I replied, not sure if I had heard him right and promptly cut the call short –we’re in the sex toy industry so wasn’t he saying, “Go F*!? yourself”?
The phone then rang a third time. Now, I was beginning to get a bit fed up with being spoken to rudely, so this time a colleague answered the call. The caller asked for me and yes, it was the same voice again but this time he just asked for me and then hung up.
The very persistent caller then rang a fourth time, and I decided to pick up. The same guy again, and he’d obviously started to get a bit frisky because when I told him I wasn’t happy with the pestering phone calls, he told me, wait for this… you won’t believe it…
That I would perhaps be happier if I took that dildo out of my arse!
By now I was fuming!
I checked out Sterling Exchange’s website and apparently they “…endeavour at all times to deliver a professional, caring and courteous service to all our customers. SE’s high standards of customer service are a fundamental part of our ongoing success.”
So I was going to write to them to complain, but really don’t have time so I thought instead I would share with our customers and hopefully give you a chuckle.
The moral of this story is, if you get any calls from a company whose phone number is 02073299977, just be wary that they are very persistent, and employ some very demanding sales people – that can even spout a pitch to shock someone who owns a sex toy company!
I just read a-nother news story about the whinges of neighbouring businesses when an Adult Mart store opened in their neighbourhood in Mansfield, Ohio.
It’s not news to me that they are whingeing, as this often happens when short sighted neighbouring businesses don’t see the attraction of a shop that helps marriages and relationships – not to mention the benefit on their neighbourhood of the formerly empty building being back in use.
Our own adult business is located next door to a Craft and Sewing shop and opposite a carpet shop that has been there for over 20 years, and fortunately we couldn’t ask for nicer and more neighbourly neighbours. But then, this is the UK and our neighbouring shops are very good business people. Maybe that is why they have been here so long.
I would have thought that the manager of the hotel who is quoted as saying “they’re going to affect our business, and they’re going to affect our town, too,” would be thrilled. Yes, I would imagine that having an adult shop nearby your hotel would be great for keeping people in the hotel, not venturing out to eat at rival restaurants.
And just imagine the in-room pay-per-view revenue you could pull in!
Anyway, this post isn’t a rant about the short sightedness of these folk, but a deepfelt belly-laugh at the paradox of the former name of the business: