Last week I mentioned that I had received one sock in the mail. The idea was that if i wanted the sock’s mate, i’d need to visit their booth on the vendor floor at EdTech.
One of my colleagues, Jay Lindler, reads this blog, and and stopped by their booth. He pulled up RandomConnections and showed them the post. Fortunately, they were amused, and wanted to meet me, so I stopped by.
Rosemary Enos from Epic Communications was a great sport. Here she is (in an unfortunately blurry photo) posing with her socks. Her company provides consulting services for E-Rate.
I had planned to stop by anyway, just out of curiosity. (So their marketing plan worked.) However, I had forgotten my sock. Rosemary was generous enough to provide me with a complete pair (which was great since I wasn’t even wearing socks.)
Laura had asked if they sent one generic sock, or if they sent one for men and a different type for women. That question was answered when I walked past and saw the different socks at their booth. My counterpart in District 1, Cheryl Berry, confirmed that she had received some pink fru-fru sock.
Which raises a question. How did they determine which socks were sent? Just based on first name? Makes me wonder what type of sock Ashley Atkinson would have received. Yep, he’s a guy. However, he told me he’s used to those mistakes.