Where is the kudos in being a storage pro?

By | August 7, 2006

A quick thought from the weekend – I spent the weekend in Göteborg (Gothenburg, Sweden) which happened to be the start of the Gothenburg Festival as well as the European Championships athletics. This all made for a fantastic weekend with the place absolutely buzzing. While there I couldn’t help but notice the athletes from the different countries strutting around sporting (no pun intended) there full team kit with badges around their necks that make 5 ¼ floppies look small. Now my wife tells me that they have to carry their badges so they get their free travel and other discounts….. But why the need to wear them around their necks while in full team kit? Surely these guys have to wear team tracksuits in training so why also wear them around town? The short answer is of course that they are chuffed to be professional athletes and like to show off to the locals. Cant really blame them for that I suppose. So why don’t I feel the same way about wearing the free vendor badged gear that I’ve been given in the past? Why are my HP/HDS/Cisco/Brocade….. T-shirts relegated to mere painting gear and occasionally gym gear? Why don’t I saunter around town showing them off to the locals? mackem

4 thoughts on “Where is the kudos in being a storage pro?

  1. jeremiah

    Whaaa? You’re going to paint with that HDS Shirt that I just sent you???

  2. mackem

    No no no… Like I said, I’ll be strutting around the golf course in the one you’re sending me. After all you did say it would make me more like Tiger Woods!

  3. jeremiah

    Mackem, no worries, you’re free to do what you want with your shirts.

    I hear the shirt I did send you is simliar to the style that Tiger wears and will improve your game by reducing you nearly 10 points on an 18 hole! 🙂

    Being a web guy, there are no real medals we wear to show off either –I guess we do put geeky stickers on our laptops…

  4. Ilja Coolen

    Yeah yeah,
    You guys are just like all the IT dudes i know.

    We all like to have polo’s or shirts from the established vendors. Even we ones we don’t do business with.
    Me too. Ik have some real worn down shirts, that really aren’t suitable for any occasion by now. Not even for a paint-workout.

    You will not find me on a golf course, but man am i curious what that HDS shirt looks like. Which brings me to another fact on branded IT shirts. I really like the look one an IT colleague’s face, when he sees your shirt for the first time, and you didn’t bring him one. You can always read the envy in his eyes.

    Am I really that type of guy? Do I really like to show off my new gear? Well, no, actually. I am really a nice guy ;-), and I will always try to bring home a couple of shirts, but still……. I still like the look on their face.
    And then I give him the same shirt I brought with me.

    Then I also like the smile it brings……

    Nice blog. I will try to keep up with it.

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