This trip to Orlando was my second or third time in the past 6 months that I have traveled alone. 2 out of the 3 times, I missed my family. I know it seems strange, but there is something about the absence of the goodnight kiss that really jars me. Usually it is quite unceremonious, the goodnight kiss, but it's absence was felt very strongly last night.
Enough for the mushy stuff.
I went to Orlando for the Organon Convention. I think about 800 people were there to do what pharmaceutical people do at a convention...I have no idea what that is.
My role was to be the live Nuvaring girl. They set up a Nuvaring mini-set that basically had the word NUVARING in neon blue lights, and there was a photographer, and the Nuvaring Sales Reps would take photos with me, and one other model.
At the convention they introduced another Nuvaring Girl...she's the girl in the materials that the reps give the doctors...so it was the two of us with a wide variety of folks from all across the United States. I was glad that she was there, because then we could both talk about how interesting the whole experience was. Her name is Sabrina, you can see her in an Aquafresh commercial right now, and if you go to their website, she is the model for EXTREME CLEAN.
Anyway, the reps for Nuvaring had 3 things to say/ask over and over again:
1. You look younger in person.
2. You look prettier in person.
3. Do you use Nuvaring? (This was a very common question from the ladies.)
Well, not that my birth control methods are anyone's business, but I answered honestly, and I think this sincerely dissappointed a lot of the reps (you can guess what my answer was). And it prompted them to go into a full-scale PITCH of Nuvaring. It was nice to see the passion they had for their product, and as rep after rep told me that they are users, it lent itself to a visual that I just didn't need, thank you...which is why I think it is a good idea, in general to avoid topics like contraception, when meeting someone for the very first time.
But hey, this is what they do, and this is what they love, and I probably would have asked the same thing...
Orlando was just too spread out for me, ironically making me feel quite claustraphobic. I am glad to be home, I can breathe again.