Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I like to discover what made people famous

Recently when Larry and I were traveling through the mountains of Georgia and Tennessee we stopped at a Schlotzsky’s Deli to eat lunch. I have never eaten at a Schlotzsky’s except for once in high school and I can’t remember what I ate as that has been a few years ago.

Larry ordered a chicken sandwich but I knew immediately what I would be having – their “original” sandwich. When I go to a place to eat for the first time, I like to do that to get a feel for what made the person or business successful in the first place.

Larry was surprised that I didn’t add mayonnaise to the sandwich. I explained to him I always order the item “as is” to get the true experience of what made them famous and not dilute it by my own preferences.

He would rather just order what he wants the first time and doesn’t care about what made people famous.

But I’m curious about what catapults people or businesses to success, so this is what I do. It’s also how I’ve come to like a few sandwiches I would have never tried otherwise. For instance, a Cuban sandwich sounded bad to me when someone first explained it’s ingredients to me. But I ate it “as is” and fell in love with it and now I don’t know what I’d do if we moved to a place without Cuban sandwiches available. (If the call of God doesn’t keep us in Tampa, Cuban sandwiches will!)

Are you intrigued by what ignites the popularity of a person or business like I am?

2 comments:

DaNella Auten said...

Yes but mine is more of just wanting to know their story. I love stories.

Deanna said...

I enjoy that too, Danella. I'm one of those "strange" people that goes up and reads the newspaper clippings that people post on the walls about their business. Or, I ask to keep the menu and read it if it has the story of how they started.

Great point!