This morning as I waited and watched for the birds to come to the bird feeder I wondered. I wondered why they came at 8:30 this morning and not before and why they came so much earlier yesterday. How did they know to come and feed? What is their natural rhythm?
In our business my husband often wonder what makes people come and go at certain times. Our business is open the same hours of everyday except for Saturdays. A lot of it is due to personal schedules. For example families where both husband and wife work are more likely to come after regular business hours or on Saturdays when both are available.
Retired people can come anytime of the day but usually come first thing in the morning. Retired people who need their oil changed still want to bring it in on Saturday mornings when they have the rest of the week available. I suppose out of habit. Changing oil I think was a Saturday chore around our home growing up but Dad changed it at home.
The behavior that gets me thinking is what changed from yesterday to today to have three different parties interested in a car that has been on the lot since June. We didn’t change the price recently. It doesn’t have a big red ribbon on it to draw attention to its existence. I don’t know of any news stories that would impact its sale but yet today it is in high demand. Everyone wants it.
The other behavior that happens at work a lot is the transport arrives to drop off cars. The transport draws people like flies to honey. They want what nobody has looked at or claimed. It doesn’t matter how dirty it is coming off the truck, they want it. A bit of the Cabbage Patch doll syndrome, that car might be the only one like it available, and they better get theirs before it is too late.
I know that sunshine motivates me, but what motivates other people beyond sunshine and schedules?