This week I embarked on my very first business trip since the March 2020 shutdown. I attended a conference at the Cincinnati Convention Center.
Conference attendees had to wear masks at all times in the facility, and there are always name badges, of course. They usually come with a lanyard, which are generally sponsored and paid for by one of the attending vendors and contain the company name for advertising purposes.
Here is mine:
When I picked up my badge, there were three colors of lanyards to choose from with a sign describing the meaning:
Green – I am comfortable with hugs and handshakes.
White – Keep distance and fist bumps only.
Red – Do not come close!
I picked green. There were a few friends I had not seen in two years that were huggers. I was fine with that.
Most people wore green, quite a substantial percentage wore white, and I do not remember seeing any red. I am sure there were some.
And that’s a lanyard with a message.