Meet Karyn: Director of Communications

I haven't ever added a bio of myself to our Fancy Hands staff page because, as the company blogger and social media chick, it's more fun for me to interview other people. But one of my stock questions is always "what's your favorite Fancy Hands request?" and I just have to tell you guys about what my Fancy Hands assistant did for me yesterday. So I answered all of the other bio questions, too, and here we are. 

What are your interests? 

This year, I've dedicated myself to becoming athletic. I'm not fully there yet, but I train 6x a week and I'm completely addicted. 

What are you good at?  

I'm pretty good at figuring out what other people's problems are, and knowing how they could fix them. Not as nearly as good at this trick for myself.

What is your worst quality? 

Sometimes I tell people what their problems are when they aren't interested in hearing what I have to say. 

Who is your spirit animal? 

Giraffe, obvie. We're both tall and freckled. 

What is the biggest risk you've ever taken? 

I drove across the country to move to Los Angeles without ever having been there before, and with no plan for what to do when I got there. It worked out just fine.

What's the most memorable request you've seen from a customer? 

I don't have one in particular, but I love seeing when a customer truly "gets" us and understands how to use our service perfectly to de-stress their life. Ari Meisel is one of our "power users" and he often tweets about what he's asking his Fancy Hands assistant to do. 

Also, our company mascot, Fancy Hans, tweets a task a day. Check him out for great ideas!

What's your favorite request to give our Fancy Hands assistants? 

OK, so this is what I really wanted to share today. 

Tomatoes are my favorite food. I have happy memories of being young and eating amazing tomato sandwiches in the summer. As I've gotten older, tomatoes have become tasteless and awful. Then I found a brand called "UglyRipe" at my grocery store, and the taste of them took me back to my childhood. 

Last month, my grocery store closed, and I've been on a fruitless search (excuse the pun) since then for more UglyRipes. I thought, this is the perfect thing to ask a Fancy Hands assistant to help with, and I submitted a request that they track down a store near me that carries these tasty 'maters.

The response I got back from my assistant was: 

"Just spoke to Ken at Procacci Brothers, the distributor of UglyRipes, and it seems there are none available in stores near you at the moment, so he's shipping a package with 6 tomatoes to your address via Fedex. Here's the tracking number. Hope you enjoy your tomatoes!"

Um. What!? 

I don't know why I'm lucky enough to get free tomatoes, but check out what was on my doorstep last night:

So awesome! Big thanks to Ken, and to my assistant Amy P.! Tomato party at my house!

This is a perfect example of why I love Fancy Hands. I didn't have the time or energy, or frankly even the motivation, to call the company that distributes my favorite tomatoes. I put my Fancy Hands assistant on it, and I never imagined that this would be the outcome! Sometimes, enlisting help can bring you a very happy surprise. 

What advice would you give to the 16 year old version of yourself?

Stop worrying about what you look like and what boys think of you. Pay more attention in class. Don't wear those Birkenstocks.

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