New LaCucaracha business owner, Daryl Lewis, is thriving while most local businesses are struggling to keep afloat. Lewis says it’s all about timing and location. “I know it’s an old cliché, but it’s true. It’s a matter of having the right product, at the right time, in the right spot. I knew the Murphy-Jesus would sell well in Sintown – probably for pretty obvious reasons. But LaCucaracha residents started trickling in, and then it hit me like a ton of bricks. That’s the place I need to be!”
As the name suggests, the Murphy-Jesus is a statue of Jesus (it comes in two styles: “Tend the Flock” or “On the Cross”) that folds, just like a Murphy Bed, back into the wall for space saving and a more secular décor. The wall side comes in a variety of wood grains or can be painted any number of custom colors to fit your home’s style.
Lewis explained the Murphy-Jesus appeal. "Perhaps you’re not as religious as your family or some of your close friends would like you to be. Or maybe pictures of Jesus, statues of the Virgin Mary or crucifixes hanging on the walls clash with other design elements of your home. Worry no more with the new Murphy-Jesus. When your folks come over for dinner let the Murphy-Jesus down and show your Christian pride. And when they leave, simply flip the Murphy-Jesus back up. It’s that simple.”
Business has been so good Lewis is thinking of expanding into other religions. “I’ve got plans for a Murphy-Buddha and Murphy-Menorah Candles being drawn up right now.”
-Inspired by TCR contributor RPM