Elvis knows his housemates!
Ha! I wish!
Yes, there’s an online component, but I was really hoping to meet with some of our vendors in person and walk off with some of the convention swag. Last year I left with sacks of surplus pronoun and statement buttons, and another two sacks of pens from the vendor hall. We gave those out to students for months.
There really isn’t anyone available. We’re currently a three-person staff and one of them frequently isn’t there half the time. And neither of them do anything related to my job, which the conference is very specifically focused towards.
There are CDC guidelines, and then there’s what I feel comfortable/responsible with. I don’t want to give this crud to anyone else, much less a conference full of librarians who will then be traveling home through crowded airports and into busy libraries. So I’m playing it safe.
…now, who can we get to go in after Elvis?
It’s a trap!!!
My university’s already paid for it. If I don’t go, they’re going to demand to know why. And I have vendors to meet with, and I was going to take all the promotional pens for our students to use, and… Ugh, just rotten timing.
Thank you. I’m almost never sick. It’s so annoying!
Relatable! Make sure to test so you have the information. Better than wondering and guessing.