It’s day 3 at Canadian Western Agribition and if the first two days are any indication, it’ll be another busy one down at Evraz Place. At times it’s not easy having a conversation over the constant din at the Co-operators Centre. The sound of kids laughing and having fun is in constant competition with exhibitors trying to pull passerby over to their booths to hawk their wares. Even when you leave the building, that sound stays with you.
During my broadcast with Warner Industries I spend quite a bit of time just walking around checking things out. I’ll drop by and see Colin and Cody at their broadcast locations and I have friends who are in from out of town, so I’ll stop by and chat with them as well.
There are three ladies set up not far from my broadcast location who have been here the last couple of years selling boot and shoe wax. All day long they pull people in and shine their boots or shoes, extolling the virtues of their fine product. I don’t think I could sit around polishing shoes 8 hours a day for 6 straight days. I’d probably go nuts! Every time I walk by, which is a lot, they always try to get me to sit down so they can polish my shoes for me. How many times do I have to tell them no thanks? When my shoes get dusty, I just grab a damp paper towel and voila, the shoes are clean. Now, if they were selling a can of wax that doubled as something edible that I could spread over a piece of toast, that would be something I might be interested in.
Maybe if I spent more than $30 for a pair of shoes, I might be up for a polish, but somehow I just don’t feel that my shoes deserve that kind of service!
There is so much to see and do at Agribition. If you’ve never been there before, you really should make it a point to drop by, especially if you have dirty shoes. I know exactly where to go to remedy that problem!