The highest form of flattery for me is when someone has success from taking my advice. It makes me feel so useful. My momma always said, “If you don’t ask, the answer is always no.” She was right and usually is right. This used to really bug me but now I quite enjoy it because it’s a ‘momma’ thing. We get to be right A LOT. (of course, I screw up on a regular basis and yes, I’ll write about those times too!!)
Just ask, if you don’t, the answer is always no
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A few weeks ago, when my brother, dad, nephews and boys went on a hunting trip to Texas (more on that later), my daddy wore his tried and true Browning boots. My boys come from a long line of outdoorsmen. We know our brands and we know what lasts. Browning lasts. Usually. Turns out, years ago, they wavered from their normal manufacturer for a brief time.
Yea, those are the soles OFF the boots!!! Oy! Can you believe it? And wouldn’t you know it was the first day of a four day hunting trip. Daddy had to wear tennis shoes the rest of the trip. Grrr.
His first instinct was to toss them and get new ones. He had them for many years and figured he’d gotten some great wear out of them. But two things happened…
- He’s been married to my momma for over 50 years and knows that sometimes if he runs something by her, she has a great alternative.
- Momma taught me that if you don’t ask the answer is always no. But I taught her that if something goes wrong with something you bought, the company (if they are a good company) usually wants to make you happy and remedy the situation!
Yay on both counts!!! Momma called the Browning Company and they
sent a new pair!!!
Yep. You read that right!! You know what this does?? This makes me more loyal to this company. This makes me want to tell all of y’all! The exact same scenario happened a few years back with some Columbia boots and when we called Columbia they just said, “Sorry.” … crickets.
So when it’s time to purchase outdoor equipment and gear, guess where we are going??
Keep it Simple,