There are tons of things about our business that I lament us not having adequate time to plunge headlong into developing: an inventory system I can run on my iPhone, an automated payroll system that accounts for our highly irregular hours and staff, a more eco-friendly and attractive packaging solution ... the list is a million miles long and growing every day. But I must say, the thing that goads me most unrelentingly is what to me represents the biggest of our many missed opportunities: our shop's incredibly banal freezer display case.
Initially, we were hoping to have real pops on display behind the glass, but that dream quickly died after the lights at the top of our freezer kept melting them all down. So we whipped up a batch of wax pops and popped those in the case. It looks okay, but ...
Okay, hear me out. Envision a world in which our freezer served as the stage for a fantastical diorama similar to the Washington Post's extremely awesome annual Easter-time Marshmallow Peeps Diorama Contest. (Highlights from this year: "Where the Wild Peeps Are," and "White House Party Peepers." Seriously, check it out.) I mean, the thing is five feet by one foot by one foot, basically a few times the size of the shoeboxes with which we all made dioramas in elementary school. I have visions of scenes like "Ice Pops at the Beach" or "Ice Pops Hit the Disco."