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Ain't I a Beckoning Cat?

Earlier I mentioned that one of my jogging buddies opened a cafe and I also started computer classes there.

The cafe is just on my way home from my morning jog, so I sometimes stop there before it opens.

But strangely enough, after I entered the café, there was always a steady stream of customers coming in.

When I entered there this morning, she was making boiled eggs. But the eggs were broken, so I asked her to make me an egg sandwich with the broken boiled eggs.

After I finished eating that sandwich, a foreigner returning from an overseas business trip came in dragging his suitcase. He seemed to be tired. He is from Southeast Asia, and has lived in Japan for about 5 years. We chatted in Japanese.

Later, she texted me at 2 pm;

All the customers who came to our cafe later today ordered toast.
Even those who usually only order coffee ordered toast.

Thanks to all the customers, we sold out of toast.
We also sold out of frozen toast.
We also sold out of salads.
This is the first time this has happened.
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Finally, I ate lunch and got settled down.

I googled about this effect.

The "beckoning cat effect" is simply explained as someone who brings in people or customers, causes the phenomenon of an increase in customers when they enter a previously deserted store, restaurant or cafe.

They are "people callers", which is appreciated by those who are in business.

It is not as if they are doing anything specific to attract customers, but basically nothing.

What they do is just be there.

They naturally attract people just by being there.

Characteristics of people with the beckoning cat effect

  • Smiles a lot
  • Does not care what others think
  • Positive personality
  • Willing to take on new challenges
  • Good with people
  • Good luck
  • Resourceful
  • Greetings and courtesy
  • Pleasant

Do you know anybody like me?