Anyone that blogs knows that there are some pretty amusing search queries that lead people to your blog. For my blog, the term "squirrel porn" is in the top 3 of referring keyword searches. Seriously? Yep, seriously.
As disturbing as those of us that aren't into squirrel porn might find that, I can't help but wonder what people would think of my search queries especially when they lead me to sites like that of the Point Reyes Compost Co.
There's really no need to discuss the terms I may have been using when I landed in this place on the internet. The important thing is, I found it and I am happier for it. It provided me with at least 20 minutes of day-dreaming entertainment in which I imagined all the clever things you could say if you worked for this company.
- When you're feeling sick: "Sorry, Boss, I'm not feeling like crap today so I'm going to stay home."
- When you're feeling totally efficient: "I've got this shit in the bag!"
- When you're optimistic about the business: "I think we'll sell a shitload of product today."
- When the spouse asks how you're feeling at the end of the day: "Totally pooped."
I really don't know if their claim that their poop is "premium" holds water, but I'm willing to trust them on this one if for no other reason than I appreciate both their humor and their attempt to do something good with what might otherwise be a shitty problem. How could I not want to support a company that proudly states, "our products are mostly crap"? On the "About Us" page they explain their motivation for the company saying:
When the economy turned to crap, it dawned on Teddy that perhaps he should do the same. After all, his wife’s family owns a ranch full of animals providing some of the best manure under the sun. By creating a premium compost company, Teddy could make a living that came from and gave to the land, while spending more time with his wife and kids.Indeed, it is Teddy. And I write that with a shit-eating grin on my face too.
Throughout his career life, Teddy has always felt strongly that people need to learn how to financially nourish themselves and sustain their businesses by using what nature and the land provides. And that’s exactly what he’s doing with Point Reyes Compost Company – taking regional products and investing them back into the land, creating an endless lifecycle while providing backyard farmer products that are used by other backyard farmers like Teddy. Ain’t poop grand?