We had the opportunity to be an exhibitor at a large consumer show in
, so I decided to
check out the pricing. I was surprised how reasonably priced the booth was.
Several years ago Judi and I had exhibited at the same show and the booth
prices were almost the same. I also checked out the other costs associated with
have a booth at the show. Such cost as installing electricity, renting
furniture and obtaining a parking pass. The cost of the electricity was
comparable to what we had paid before. The parking was comparable and this time
we could park indoors. We had never rented furniture before, so I had nothing
to compare prices with, but the show package seemed reasonable. With the pricing
confirmed, we decided to go ahead with having a booth. Toronto
On set up day Gary packed the car and came to Toronto with my 14 year old nephew. I wasn’t feeling well so I asked my nephew to help with set up. When we got to the show, the security guard stopped us and asked my nephew how old he was. When he found out my nephew was only, he told us he had to be 16 to be allowed in. This was the first thing that made me “ask WHY”. The guard told us that it was the city’s rule and it was because there were “tow” operators in the building. I can understand now allowing little kids in the building, but a 14 year old is not a little kid (my nephew is almost taller than me and likely smarter). It seems to me that the government is using a cannon to kill a fly! Eventually we were allowed in and we set up the booth.
(To Be Continued)