I was cleaning out a filing cabinet yesterday and found this.
Now, this had to go back to 2011 or 2012 since the RCAC Symposium hasn’t been around for a few years now.
Of course, when you go to a conference or an event, you get a nametag. It lets you share your name with others and a quick glance lets you give the impression that you know that person in front of you and remember their name. That’s better than “Hi, ol’ whatcher name”.
It’s the ribbons underneath the name that can make for a bit of fun. Conference organizers will often buy boxes of ribbons with cute little sayings on them. They’re not cheap and it’s easy to put a price tag on the people that want to collect the entire set and have a coloured striped tie running down their chest!
I remember this one in particular. As Co-Chair of the Symposium, I knew how expensive they were and how people loved them so I had elected not to stick one on.
And yet, my friend Rose, insisted. I gave all the reasons I could think of to not stick one on but she wasn’t buying it. So, I put the onus on her. OK, pick one that says “Doug” to you – that’s now I got the scissors ribbon!
How about you?
- Do you go for the ribbon table after registering at a conference?
- Are you upset when an event doesn’t have ribbons?
- What’s the funniest ribbon you’ve ever seen?
- What’s the most appropriate-to-you ribbon that you’ve worn?
- Have you ever picked out a ribbon for someone else because you just felt compelled to?
- Do you keep your name tags and ribbons after the event? (Embarrassingly, I had current the current President of ECOO in my car recently and my BIT nametag was on the floor of the passenger’s side. Gulp!)
Have fun with it