Do I look stupid?

Do I look stupid?

Do I look stupid?

I think there must be something about my face / demeanor which makes people think that I am naïve and clueless. Here’s some of the most bleeding obvious things people have said to me this year:

Why don’t you do some publicity and promotion for Redemption? (I’ve had at least £2 million worth of coverage)
Have you thought about doing some marketing? (as above plus all the leaflets, postcards, events and social media which has resulted in over 50k unique visitors to the website and around 5k customers)
Why don’t you serve some booze to give people the option? (because that undermines the whole concept of a space away from it)
Have you thought about crowd funding? (what, the most current and famous form of raising funds? I’ve looked into it extensively and have my reasons why I haven’t done it – yet)
Have you spoken to Richard Branson about him investing in Redemption? (we’ve spoken several times and he’s tweeted his support)

My answer to all of these is: ‘Oh really, no I haven’t thought about that at all. Not once. Never crossed my mind. Thanks for bringing it up!’ With just a little hint of sarcasm and a charming smile 😉