VOICE OVER: “NEXT ON SHARK TANK, A GARDENING AFIENCIENADO WHO HAS COME UP WITH AN INNOVATIVE ALTERNATIVE TO A STORE-BOUGHT WATERING DEVICE. SHE’S ASKING FOR $50,000 FOR 30% EQUITY
Hello moneyed sharks! My name is blah-blah and I’ve come up with an inventive and cheap alternative to the watering can. When it comes to buying gardening tools, most gardeners head to their local gardening outlet to buy their equipment. Chances are that you or your maid or whoever takes care of buying grocery supplies buy the larger sized juice containers being more economical (sharks all shake their heads in agreement and take more notes). Once the container is empty, it’s tossed in the recycling pile. But wait a minute! Don’t do that! It can be recycled again.
Who are all those people you brought with you?
They’re the CYBER FRIENDS OF FACEBOOK group who are my strongest supporters. They’re also big fans of Shark Tank
Yuck! Juice spilled on my very expensive tie. If you can’t wash out your invention before bringing it here… I’m…
Wait! Let me elucidate this great concept that’s akin to reinventing the wheel!
What is this? Says here in my notes that this is about juice containers. Now you’re talking about a new wheel?
Give her a chance, Mark. So why exactly have you come to us for big bucks? Are you asking us to fund a juice container with wheels? I don’t get it…
If I may explain?
So? We’re waiting
Okay… let me think here…
Honestly? All I see there is a used juice container. Maybe this isn’t for me…
Okay. I got it together now.
Time is marching on, lady. Get on with your pitch!
As I was saying…I was about to throw an orange juice container in the recycling pile and suddenly – you know – one of those eureka moments – I get the urge to punch holes in the lid, which I did…
…this is painful. So big deal! Anybody can do that! Next!
…filled it up with water and then used it to water my flower boxes. No splashing and the perfect system for a gentle watering of plants
So let’s see this container of yours
I’ve only brought one sample. If you can pass it along…
We have to share one lousy juice container and it’s sticky with juice residue
You should’a brought enough for all of us and Kevin is right. The least you could have done is wash the juice container
All I see is five holes in a lid of a juice container. Anybody… No everybody who buys juice can do that. I’m out
Maybe this has potential and maybe it doesn’t. Tell you what I’m gonna do because they don’t call me Mr. Wonderful for nothing. I’ll give you $500 for a 75% equity. That’s more than fair
I don’t know…what do you think, people?
(she turns and asks the large group of people with her holding juice containers. They shake their heads indicating approval)
Better hurry up and decide whether to take my offer. Your only offer
Um…I don’t know what to do…
(large group of people chant, “take it, take it…”
You made a big mistake, lady. Next!
You are nothing to me! A cockroach looking for leftovers in the juice of life…or something. Leave and take your container with you
Kevin – must you always philosophize when someone tells you and your offer to take a hike? You could be more charitable
And lose my reputation as Mr. Wonderful?