My late husband once filmed two of our cats wrestling. In those days, you had to hook up the camera to a television to see the recording and he had done this with a ten inch television on the floor. One of the cats sat down in front of it and watched intently. He even jumped at a surprising moment in the action.
“So that’s why they never watch TV,” my husband mused. “It’s not that they can’t see it. It’s that there was never anything good on until now.”
I sent the last of the old televisions off to the recycler about two years ago. I just watch the chickens whenever I need entertainment.
With all that in mind, you can imagine my bewilderment when I walked into The Sound Shop on Cimarron St. for the first time. Action and sound surrounded me from every angle!
I asked owner Patty Jakos how she came to be the the owner of this very exciting place.
“I worked here part time when my kids were growing up,” she explained. “When the previous owner retired, I bought it. I didn’t want to work for anyone else.”
It’s quite a transition to go from employee to owner, but she likes it. “The nice thing about this job is everything we do is entertainment,” she said. “It’s all fun stuff. It’s meant to make your life more enjoyable.”
“Kind of like chickens,” I thought to myself.
We talked a long time about the things you can buy from this locally owned shop. They have equipment all along the cost spectrum. They have televisions and sound systems and the equipment you need to network it all together.
Now you might wonder why you should go there instead of just ordering off the Internet. I could tell you how The Sound Shop saves you from a lot of time spent doing research and from making mistakes because they already have the expertise to build what you want. I could tell you how they know how to work within your budget. Or I could tell you this story…
My house has speakers in the ceiling. I know where they connect, but I have never seen this particular type of connector in my life. Several people have attempted to figure out how I could make those speakers useful, but they still languish, unused and mysterious.
I told Patty about this and she told me about a service they offer. A technician from the shop comes out to your house, looks at whatever you want to do and makes recommendations. They do this for free.
I made an appointment and Scott the Technician came out. He showed up on time, looked at the connectors and then explained exactly what I would need. When he got back to the shop he sent me a quote for the equipment, which they would come out and install. In one fell swoop, he solved the mystery!
You can stop in at The Sound Shop to have your own mysteries resolved. It makes sense. Why spend a lot of time researching and buying from someone far away when you can get what you want a lot faster and with less risk by buying local?
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