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End of the line

Post by jmrickel81 on Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:28 pm

I have my first ppf gig in a week and a half. I've been making a check list of sorts going through all of the posts here. I'm looking for different ideas on how to left people know that I'm wrapping up & where the line ends. I'm thinking of creating a cute, laminated sign and putting it on a ruler (or paint stirrer) saying "I'm the the last person in line," and having a kid hold it.

Do you think that this would work?

I figured it would be quick to get up & hand to the last kid asking them to flash it at newcomers versus painting hands or putting stickers on hands.

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Re: End of the line

Post by jlirie on Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:42 am

until someone drops it, wanders away with it, bends it, breaks it, hits their brother with it, throws it at their friend, steals it.. sorry to be a wet blanket..
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Re: End of the line

Post by Kris5115 on Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:08 am

I would recommend a sign that indicates when you will be done painting. And a reminder tone on your phone for 60 minutes, 20 minutes, and 10 minutes before the end time. When you hear the reminder tone announce to the line that you will be done painting at x:xx. Let them know about how many more you think you will be able to paint in that time.

For example, at 4:00 announce "Hi everyone, I just wanted to remind you that I will be done painting at 5:00. I should be about to paint about 18 more faces in the next hour."

At 4:40 announce "Hi everyone, I just wanted to remind you that I will be done painting at 5:00. I should be able to paint about 6 or 7 more faces in the next half an hour."

At 4:50 announce "Hi everyone, I just wanted to remind you that I will be done painting at 5:00. I should be able to paint about 3 more faces and then I will need to be finished at 5:00."

At 5:00, finish the face you are painting (and I would also paint any remaining family members). And then announce "I'm sorry that I am not available to paint any more today. I hope to see you at a future event. Here's my card if you want to schedule your own event, then you will be certain to get painted!"

Everyone in line (unless they arrived in the last 10 minutes) has heard your announcement and could count to see if it was likely that they would get painted. It is clear that you are only painting until a specific time and they could choose to wait and hope to be painted or leave if they were too far back in the line.
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Re: End of the line

Post by jmrickel81 on Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:43 pm

jlirie wrote:until someone drops it, wanders away with it, bends it,  breaks it, hits their brother with it, throws it at their friend, steals it.. sorry to be a wet blanket..

I didn't think about that part at all! Thanks for the feedback!

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Re: End of the line

Post by jmrickel81 on Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:56 pm

Kris5115 wrote:I would recommend a sign that indicates when you will be done painting. And a reminder tone on your phone for 60 minutes, 20 minutes, and 10 minutes before the end time. When you hear the reminder tone announce to the line that you will be done painting at x:xx. Let them know about how many more you think you will be able to paint in that time.

For example, at 4:00 announce "Hi everyone, I just wanted to remind you that I will be done painting at 5:00. I should be about to paint about 18 more faces in the next hour."

At 4:40 announce "Hi everyone, I just wanted to remind you that I will be done painting at 5:00. I should be able to paint about 6 or 7 more faces in the next half an hour."

At 4:50 announce "Hi everyone, I just wanted to remind you that I will be done painting at 5:00. I should be able to paint about 3 more faces and then I will need to be finished at 5:00."

At 5:00, finish the face you are painting (and I would also paint any remaining family members). And then announce "I'm sorry that I am not available to paint any more  today. I hope to see you at a future event. Here's my card if you want to schedule your own event, then you will be certain to get painted!"

Everyone in line (unless they arrived in the last 10 minutes) has heard your announcement and could count to see if it was likely that they would get painted. It is clear that you are only painting until a specific time and they could choose to wait and hope to be painted or leave if they were too far back in the line.

I think that this might be my best bet. I think I saw a sign that announced such on Pinterest. I'll go look for it and use it in conjunction with making announcements. Thanks for your feedback and suggestions!

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Re: End of the line

Post by fesspenter on Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:25 pm

I do not usually have a problem ending my line in a PPF situation. I do not mind staying later because I am being paid for each face.
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