I just wanted to check in with all of our fans to see how everyone is holding up. Things are so strange with all the shut-downs and shelter-in-place orders. My neighborhood is more quiet than usual. I’ve been trying to go outside every day for a walk, and the streets are calm, there are no kids playing. It’s just me and my audiobook (the Steve Jobs biography, in case you’re wondering). It’s sad. I’m trying to support local businesses when I can. We’ve ordered take-out/curbside pickup from some of our favorite places this past week because I really don’t want them to go out of business. I want them to be here when we get to the other side of this thing.
I’m trying to stay positive. We will get through this and life will go on. What other option is there? Fortunately with running an online business, we’re allowed to keep running. As many of you know, there are just three of us. Me (Robot), my husband, Jack (Monkey), and the brains and talent behind all of our fun products, Don (Big Fish). We work from our respective homes, and are now just having FaceTime calls for our weekly meetings. We certainly don’t want to expose Don (yeah, he’s in that “at-risk” group) to any nasty pathogens.
I’m sure that a lot of you are out of work now, and my heart is heavy for you. I hope that things turn around fast so you can get back to what you love (or loathe) to do.
I’ve also heard from many of you, thanking us for being here. Somehow, it seems that customers are feeling some level of happiness being able to buy products that poke fun at what calamities we could be facing, even in the midst of a horrible global crisis. For all of you that are still interested and able to make purchases, we thank you dearly. This is our livelihood, so just like I’m trying to support our local businesses as best I can, even with social distancing, we appreciate you helping us. As long as the government still allows online businesses to run, and logistics and warehousing and shipping to run, we’ll still be able to stay open for all of your calamitous needs.
I can’t wait until this crisis is over. Then we'll get to see what new designs Don has been working on while under house arrest.
Take care, everyone, and thanks for your amazing support! Let us know in the comments how things are going in your part of the world.
The Giant Robot
March 27, 2020