Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Now, why didn't I think of that?

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?

12 comments:

J@n!ce said...

The horror story printed on toilet paper is definitely a great idea!! Sometimes I will forget to bring magazine inside to read when doing "business", ready stories on the toilet paper will come into handy then. LOL :D:D

Blur Ting said...

Haha, but if the story is too exciting, you end up unrolling the whole thing and end up with a big chunk of paper at your feet!

Nick Phillips said...

No la BT, I think she was referring to me :D

It's all hard work and grabbing the opportunity I would say. But then again, why didn't I think of that too?

The Real Mother Hen said...

I don't mind reading my favorite comics while doing my business :)

Blur Ting said...

Nick - Yalor, we're a bit slow huh? Can only envy people.

Blur Ting said...

MH - You don't like doing math, no?

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

hahahahahahaha.....u cracked me up + my virus in me body!

Blur Ting said...

Oh, btw Fry, it's great when you're resting in bed with a running nose. You can cuddle a toilet roll, read the story and then use it to wipe the mucus.

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

ah ha! *lightbulb lits*

kekekekeke......

jyankee said...

simple things make the most money.. like the post-its. it's just some sticky glue on square pieces of paper! but the toilet paper roll thing..i'd be in there all day! LOL

Blur Ting said...

JY - Indeed! Like velcro. We must think harder!

Amel's Realm said...

About the Post-It, I read that they were trying to develop a super glue...but instead the experiment failed and what they got was a very lame glue...when I read that, I thought to myself, "Hey...so sometimes what you consider failure may not be failure after all, esp. if you know how to turn it into success." HE HE HE HE...