I woke up this morning thinking I would write down a story about my dad, then I found a cute story about a grandmother going to court but I opened up the newspaper (which I have put the owner, editor and writers into my league of morons hall) and there was a story about a thrift shop and a consignment store talking about the new law that the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) put in to effect today. So, that's what I'm talking about today.
I have a little on line store (http://thelittledame.ecrater.com), I named it after one of my dad's nicknames for me Little Dame. This store is a hobby for me, I make very little money from it but I love it. Many past family members had stores and they all failed but my generation has the internet and that has changed shopping. My store has what I love the most, dolls. I have Chatty Cathy, American Girl, Effanbee, Barbie and Madame Alexander. The store started because my collection of dolls became to big and I decided to sell some of them.
So, one day I am reading posts from fellow ecrater's, they are talking about the new law that CPSC is going to put into effect Feb. 10, 2009 and how it will affect them. My heart fell, it looked like I was going to have to close my shop. My husband, bless his heart, told me to go online to the CPSC and ask them if this law would indeed affect me. So, that's what I did. It took awhile but my question was answered and re answered in the rules on their site. No, it did not affect what I sell since I sell collectibles and my items are not for children under 12. I drew a big sigh of relief. My fears alleviated I kept my store open.
So, when I opened the paper this morning and saw this article, I was whizzed. The reporter gave a gloom and doom look at things. They didn't even do thier homework with the CPSC. I felt if you're going to report on something like this, give all the facts. But what am I saying, newspapers have never printed the truth, if they can scare people and give a one sided look at things then they pat themselves on the back. Gee, sounds like the republicans doesn't it :)
Hope everyone has a good day today!