National Teflon Day is observed each year on April 6. It honors the accidental invention of Teflon on April 6, 1938, by Dr. Roy Plunkett.
While working in the Chemours Jackson, New Jersey lab that April day, Plunkett, along with his assistant, accidentally discovered polytetrafluoroethylene.
Chemours registered the Teflon trademark in 1945. Dr. Plunkett was added to the Inventors’ Hall of Fame in 1985.
If Plunket invented Teflon, which was trademarked in 1945, then Marion A. Trozzolo brought it from the laboratory into the kitchen. The Kansas City, Missouri professor had been using the substance to coat his scientific utensils. He later founded Laboratory Plasticware Fabricators.
In 1961, he marketed the first US-made Teflon coated frying pan, “The Happy Pan.”
Teflon is well-known to anybody who has done any cooking in the kitchen. It is the non-stick pan, because of course, nobody likes to scrub pans forever after making a simple omelet or stir-fry.
Maybe a new source of revenue for the company that makes Teflon would be the coating of more realtors. Too often, professionals can get bent out of shape over things that should not be “sticking” to them.
In a day and age when everybody likes to be right and nobody wants to offend, the easiest way to be a Teflon-coated agent is don’t be stressed about things that you cannot control.
Clients and realtors alike need to work together to establish long-term relationships where we major on major issues and take little time to minor on the minor issues.
Like the pans that don’t take a lot of scrubbing, I serve the Cheyenne market, and I am one of the most laid-back individuals you will meet when it comes to buying and selling your home. I want to be there for you regardless of what you may throw at me.
Mark Escalera – Cheyenne Realtor