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Are You a Trade Show Kinsella

June 15th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Trade Show Marketing

Are you a trade show kinsella? Do you know what a trade show kinsella is? I’ll reveal what a trade show kinsella is in a future post, but for now I’ll provide a hint. A trade show kinsella is a type of trade show exhibitor. If you are a trade show exhibitor that reads and follows the wisdom of the trade show guru, you wouldn’t be a trade show kinsella. Being a trade show kinsella is not a good thing, but there are many of them out there (along with all those trade show zombies). So my question to you is, can you guess what a trade show kinsella is? In the meantime, I read a great little obituary recently that I thought I’d share with you…

Common Sense – R.I.P.

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:Knowing when to come in out of the rain; Why the early bird gets the worm; Life isn’t always fair; and Maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn’t defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers: I Know My Rights, I Want It Now, Someone Else Is To Blame, and I’m The Victim.

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So what do you think, is common sense dead, or just on vacation?

And do you know what a trade show kinsella is?


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