Focus Group

Tuesday I participated in a focus group. When I was in advertising I watched focus groups so it was fun being on the other side of the window this time. It was a group of 7 ladies and a man who was moderating. All of the participants were recent home buyers and talking about the incentives to received to purchase new homes. One got offered a hybrid, one a $20,000 pool allowance, another a plasma tv, and the best one was solar panels as an incentive. I have to admit I enjoyed every minute of the focus group. I love watching people and hearing their comments.

The highlight of the time was when a lady was describing how she didn’t know that her house would be right next to a stinky dump. She described what sounded like a composting system for a fruit company and how her home was near the smell. At that point another lady brightened up and said “Hey, I think you live near me!”. Turned out they both lived near the stinky pile. I guess even a free plasma tv doesn’t make up for that smell.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kaylee2
    Jul 11, 2008 @ 18:39:56

    Thats a great Subject for a focus group. i am new here but I love your blog can I come back?

  2. Jilse
    Jul 21, 2008 @ 14:17:34

    Haha!! I love your writing style! Your humor is as great on the page, as it is in person. I hope that you will continue to write because I find you very funny!! Thanks for posting a link to your blog.

  3. rjlight
    Jul 21, 2008 @ 15:32:17

    kaylee — please do come back!

    Jilse–thanks for checking out the blog!

  4. Half-Past Kissin' Time
    Aug 16, 2008 @ 08:38:19

    Sounds like they deserved their lot; who buys a house without checking out the neighborhood first? That said, I feel sorry for them a little, but come on!

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