Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A Penny for Your Thoughts?

Woo hoo! Road trip! I'm going to a convention this weekend, and have set a g**l to talk with every person in attendance. (I'm allergic to g**ls, so can't spell out the word. If you put an o and an a in the middle, you'll get it.) Although I'm a people person, I'm also an introvert and am naturally on the shy side. Because of that, I had to figure out a strong motivation to make sure I meet and greet as many of these 150 people as possible.

So... I went to the Dollar Store yesterday, planning to look around until I found something inexpensive I can give to each person during our conversation. It has to be cheap (there will be about 150 folks) and small and memorable. It took a few minutes, a couple of failures, but I came up with a wonderful plan.

I bought two bags, each containing at least 100 items, each of them a little different than the others. Can you guess what I got? They cost $1 per bag, they're small but not tiny, and no one else will be handing out anything like this. Come on, can you guess what I'm taking? Post your answer in the comments, and I'll let you know how it went (and what the goodies are) when I get home.


Aaron and Heather said...

Aaron says buttons, I think peppercorns. :-)

I hope you have a great time!


Anonymous said...

Are they marbles? Or do they even make those any more. :(

I hope you have a wonderful time!

Katharine said...

Peppercorns? Peppercorns? Wow, I never would have come up with that one! Buttons would have been good, and they do sell bags of them as craft supplies.

Marbles? That was one of my ideas, too, but I didn't come across any. Besides, this is a convention of blind and visually impaired people, and it would be hard to feel the difference from one marble to the next.

Thanks for guessing!

The Williams Five said...

I think memory stones. Am I right? Am I right?

Katharine said...

Memory stones? You mean those things that fall out when I shake my head? I've never heard of memory stones, Erin. Can you fill me in?

The Williams Five said...

To tell you the truth, I made it up but figured if I could make it up then surely someone else had thought of it first and was making money on it. I was thinking small smooth stones that you could buy in bulk. Hey if it's called a memory stone then it's got to be memorable, right?

Michelle said...

I have no idea ... can't wait to hear! I hope you're having a wonderful time!