It started about 12 years ago, when our best friends were having trouble getting pregnant. They were young and healthy, but no matter what they did they couldn’t conceive. Steve (http://fabulousfurnitureon28.com) felt really bad, so he made them an African looking metal sculpture, about 12 inches high. It was clearly a woman, with a protruding belly. He sent it out to them and told them to put it in their bedroom
Their daughter Bea was born less than one year later.
Then this @Academy Award winner actress came into Fabulous Furniture and bought a table. While she was there she mentioned that she had been trying to get pregnant, but was about to stop trying because she was 46. Steve showed her a small fertility goddess that he had made after the success of Bea. She bought it and 6 months later called to say she was pregnant, and that if it was a boy, she was naming it Steve. Her daughter Stephanie is adorable.
Of course this sent Steve into hyper-drive. He made all kinds of fertility totems. He sold 10 more, and 10 more babies were born. He started hanging a little tag on them with one word: GUARANTEED! I made him take those tags off--- it seemed a little dangerous. Although the power of the totems was hard to deny.
About 6 months ago a woman came in to Fabulous Furniture and said she wanted to buy one of the totems for her sister. Steve was hesitant, and told her that the way it worked was that you had to buy it for yourself. The woman said her sister really wanted a baby. She pointed to her own two little boys and said that the sister wanted to give them a cousin so they wouldn’t be too far apart in age. Steve tried to convince her to send the sister in. The woman insisted. Steve relented, wrapped the totem, and wished her luck.
The woman called today. No, she admitted, her sister still hadn’t gotten pregnant. But she had!