Today I read about Mr Moh, who is a very successful wet towel businessman. Fifteen years ago, he was bumming around doing odd jobs, today his company supplies wet towels to restaurants, hospitals and hotels spanning over 30 countries.
From a simple low-end disposable product, he has managed to repackage it into a presentable product fit for the dining tables of high-end restaurants. Simple idea isn't it? Now, why didn't I think of that?
Then there's the Choe family who packages tomato ketchup and chilli sauce into little satchets and supplies them to fast food restaurants. From a mum-and-pop operation, they've grown so big that they have their own R&D facilities and an innovative line of products today. Damn, why didn't I think of that?
A company in Japan is selling a horror story printed on toilet paper. Each roll carries several copies of a new nine-chapter novel written by Koji Suzuki, the Japanese author of the horror story "Ring". Such a great idea! I should have thought of that too.
Maybe I can print math worksheets on toilet paper so kids can practise math while doing their business. Kids will probably start avoiding the loo. Then they will start having constipation and oh, parents will boycott my toilet paper or worse still, bring me to court! Ah, better flush that idea down the toilet.
Today I also read a quote from comedienne Joan Rivers:
"There's nothing nice about getting older. You do not get wiser. You just forget how stupid you are."
Gee, was she talking about me?