In my family’s franchise of businesses – the Potomac Bead Company jewelry craft stores – theft is a common problem. You can easily imagine how simple it is in such large stores to drop small objects into a purse or pocket. Extensive efforts with cameras and employee vigilance are a constant reality … especially keeping an eye on products made of silver.
We hate it, but in a small way we are able to understand that there is value in these objects.
But stealing a snake?? Snake-snatching? Reptile-robbing?
First of all, the very concept of a snake store is bizarre for my way of thinking. What kind of business plan would an entrepreneur in reptiles take to the bank for a business loan? I’d simply like to read the portion about the target customer base!
Well, at a Sacramento business called Serpentarium, a thief brazenly broke the lock on a cage and stole a baby ball python. This particular snake was the off-spring of two pythons with different coloration patterns, and only about 25% of the snake babies born from such a union are known as “Bumblebee Ball Pythons.” This loveable little cuddly ball of joy was selling for $475!
Clearly my son Nathan had the wrong vision for his business empire! He should have gone into snakes instead of beads.
There is so much about this world that I do not understand.
I am thinking that stealing such a snake gives new definition to having a crush on you. Just wanted you to know that I found my way here.
Thanks Jack … and for your friendship and always interesting conversations at lunch!