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how do you rate vendors at trade shows?

By Andrew Pollack on 01/25/2005 at 09:25 AM EST

My own rating scale runs from "I gotta get me one of these" -- Will Smith's line from Independance Day, to "Coyote Bad" -- where you'd be willing to gnaw your arm off at the elbow to escape the handshake trap of the sales guy.

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Coyote Ugly?By jon johnston on 01/26/2005 at 06:35 AM EST
You're not going far enough.... it's not "Coyote Ugly", it's "one-armed coyote
ugly". The next step is when you gnaw off both arms so the person doesn't go
looking for a guy with one arm gnawed off.

Maybe this doesn't apply to sales people? :)

Hope you're having fun!
ROTFLMAOBy Andrew Pollack on 01/26/2005 at 02:02 PM EST
I noticed a neat trick ...By Lars Olufsen on 01/31/2005 at 03:16 AM EST
... that I will most definately deploy next year at Lotusphere albeit somewhat

Some attendees had tiny stickers pasted over the bar-code of their Lotusphere
badge, ensuring that they couldn't be scanned by the sales people at the
Product Showcase (unless removing the badge from the lanyard).

The stickers very aptly read "SPAMFILTER" :o)

Next year, I will attempt to take a picture of my favorite 'scanner-spamming'
sales person, and print stickers with HIS barcode on them to paste over mine.
Perhaps that will make him get the point. ;o)

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