Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Posters and Presents

Remember my posting about how amazing Marcie was in getting me this poster? Here it is on my wall at work. It may be the only one of these still on display anywhere in the world.

One of the young lawyers was concerned that management might disapprove. I asked him why.

"I don't know, dirty old sneakers... dignity of the profession..."

Management loved it. Wanted to know how and where I got it and all of that.

This poster makes me think of presents. Because some of my favourite presents in the past have been free posters that people acquired and gave me.

Gift giving tip #1: Give people what they often give to others. (Like if they give magazines or books as gifts, they'd probably love to receive them.)

Gift giving tip #2: If you're giving someone a household item and you don't know what colours to go with, observe what they wear. If they like to wear a colour, they probably like it in their home decorating also. (I learned this from a nice woman at a party I went to recently. I'm afraid I don't remember her name.)

Update Saturday, Sept. 2: I'm listing to music on Pandora.com and I have a "station" that is based on El Canto del Loco and guess what? I like their music!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't know why I didn't love the poster when I saw it on the wall in Malaga, David. The poster really is awesome. It meets all my criteria for a great poster: obviously foreign, oversized, month and year clearly visible, and, most important of all, it's beautiful!

I did notice that you gave me an especially nice gift for my birthday this year, and I can now see that you followed your gift giving tip #1 when you decided to give me magazines. I always give people magazines.

Here is another gift giving tip: gift giving tip #3: Give people items that you would love to receive yourself. If you have difficulty parting with something, it's a great gift.