Paint Can Wait

Updated: Oct 18, 2021

It’s said that when Cleopatra was called to meet Mark Anthony in 41 BCE, the Egyptian queen traveled to meet the Roman general on a barge.


Made of gold!


Sailing the Mediterranean north, the barge unfurled its purple sails as the wind allowed. The boat’s oarsman propelling the craft with oars of silver, when THE queen was unable to command the wind.


Attendants dressed as Cupid fanned Cleopatra as she made the overland portion of her journey from her palace in Alexandria, Egypt to the infamous pair’s meeting in Tarsus, in present day Turkey.


Few beyond the sound of the horn’s blare would ever know of the queen’s arrival.


How Does a Princess Travel?


When I picked up my 23-year-old daughter Buck Wheat at JFK last night, much to the child’s disappointment, there was far less fanfare than Cleopatra received.


But at-least paint dealers throughout the land got news of her arrival!


THE #DanEffect


In my blog last week I shared my view that Benjamin Moore would need a fast-plan if they expect to be able to retain new customers which shortages at Sherwin-Williams are currently bringing them.


And that dealer network capacity to tint and deliver that increased volume should be part of any plan the manufacturer intends.


While I didn’t hear from Dan on THE blog, I did hear from a lot of you!


A few share their opinion that I only write about Dan to take advantage of THE #DanEffect: that dependable increase in readership which comes when I write about Benjamin Moore CEO, Dan Calkins.