Put your hands over your ears. I’m under the weather and just did not feel like re-typing this message -as I always must– from the Chicago Apparel Industry Board Inc because they insist on sending out all of their missives in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. Normally, I retype their announcements so that they don’t look bad. Today I’m cranky enough to wonder why I care about their image when they do not.
If they used normal capitalization, I could do a simple copy and paste job. I tried to explain it to Lauren (at AIBI) but she says “I like capital letters, it gets my point across”. I’m not sure how effective all caps will continue to be if this is the last announcement I do for them; it’s not as though I get anything out of it. I mean, they don’t even link to me. Their director called me once, angrily complaining that I described the AIBI as a “fashion incubator” but if it quacks like a duck, waddles like a duck, it just might be a duck! But do I get any thanks? Why do I bother doing favors for people? Just to get yelled at -by phone and email? I need to have my head examined. Speaking of, I will be going to the doctor. After that, I’m taking two ibuprofens and going back to bed. I promise to be nicer the next time I come out to play.
THE APPAREL INDUSTRY BOARD, INC.
PRESENTS THE FALL 2006 – CHICAGO FABRIC AND TRIM SHOW.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH – 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH – 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
AT THE HOLIDAY INN CHICAGO MART PLAZA
350 N. ORLEANS STREET, SAUGANASH BALLROOM, 14 TH FLOOR
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60654
ATOP THE CHICAGO APPAREL CENTER
THIS IS THE SHOW THAT BRINGS COMPANIES FROM CALIFORNIA , TEXAS , NEW YORK, AND THE MIDWEST TO YOU AND IT IS FREE TO ATTEND.
TO PRE-REGISTER PLEASE FORWARD THE FOLLOWING TO firstname.lastname@example.org :
WHAT DO YOU PRODUCE?
TYPE OF BUSINESS:
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PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO BRING THE FOLLOWING WITH YOU TO THE SHOW:
-TAX IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
-STATE ISSUED PHOTO IDENTIFICATION.
-PARKING TICKET; VALIDATION IS DONE WITHIN THE HOTEL.
DISCOUNTED SELF-PARKING AT $ 10. 00 PER VEHICLE IS AVAILABLE IN THE ATTACHED PARKING LOT OF THE HOLIDAY INN MART PLAZA LOCATED AT 350 N. ORLEANS STREET . IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THIS SPECIAL RATE PLEASE BRING YOUR PARKING TICKET WITH YOU TO THE SHOW.
THIS SHOW IS OPEN TO THE TRADE ONLY.
NO ONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 ADMITTED.