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In the Van

In the Van

A woman drives a van to our house to takes Coco, the Cavapoo, and grooms her right here, in the vehicle. The van has its own supply of water and a generator. In 90 minutes the dog is washed, dried, and cut. The woman is an employee of another woman who owns the franchise and has a few vans. They have come to bathe and groom our Shepherd, Bentley, who’s 90 pounds and ornery, but it works out fine.

This isn’t just a Covid innovation, but it’s far better than trekking over to a groomer, having our dogs in a cage, exposed to other dogs’ possible illnesses, long waits, and so forth.

Will we have drive-up masseuses, manicurists, hair dressers, tax accountants, legal aids, physicians’ assistants, personal chefs, astrologers, therapists? Vans are tricked-out in a great many configurations and comfortable settings.

Why not?

When I was a kid, the ice cream trucks, and kids’ rides, and Italian ice trucks, came to the neighborhood. Maybe they were ahead of their time.

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Alan Weiss is a consultant, speaker, and author of over 60 books. His consulting firm, Summit Consulting Group, Inc., has attracted clients from over 500 leading organizations around the world.

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