As we were driving home from a nice weekend visit at my grandma’s today, my dad said, “Let’s go to Fuddruckers.” (For those who don’t know what that is, shame on you. It’s a restaurant.)
After we ate the delicious burgers we ordered, my dad said, “Let’s go to Barnes & Noble.”
My whole family said, “Yes!” Because we all are book-lovers.
Then my dad said, “But we can’t spend too much money.”
I’m not saying I was completely disappointed (he always has to warn us) but my head did droop slightly because I knew he meant I could only choose one book.
When we got to Barnes & Noble, I was all stoked. Then, my dad put on his I’m Kaitlyn Deann’s manager hat and said to me, “Find a book on marketing.”
My inward reaction was this:
WHAT?! I DON’T GET TO BUY A NEW NOVEL?!
But my outward reaction was this:
“Well, okay.” And I walked off to the self-help section, or whatever they call it. I don’t even remember how I got there. I just somehow ended up there.
I found this book called “Web Marketing For Dummies” that was about the size of Asia.
I thought about NOT showing it to my dad because I knew he’d want me to flip through the pages and read this boring stuff about building a following. But, I showed it to him.
To my utmost disappointment, he told me to get it.
I said, “Okay. I got an idea. How about you help me read it?”
His eyebrow raised but he didn’t say a word. He waited for me to finish. He must’ve known I had more to say.
I continued, “How about you read it and sum it up for me later?” I smiled widely a him and batted my eyelashes.
He said no.
So now I have this ginormous continent of a book that my dad/manager wants me to flip through a little bit every day. He told me that I didn’t have to read it cover to cover, but that I needed to take sections and read it.
I can be thankful he doesn’t expect me to shake hands with every page, I suppose.
That doesn’t change the fact that I now own Asia’s twin brother. And I know that he WILL give me more insight to expanding my following.
I just have to read it.