"I'm ready to leave now."
A woman said this as she walked out of the IACP trade show. It was just past 1. The trade show, and lunch, started at noon.
Seen one trade show, you've seen 'em all. From the Fancy Foods Show to Comdex to AdultEx, they're all fairly dull displays as far as I'm concerned.
Jenn-Air. Cuisinart. Le Cordon Bleu Academy. Coca-Cola. All the usual suspects are here.
Over at the New Orleans tourism booth, they're handing out beads. But the closest thing to an exposed breast is the processed turkey hanging over the chewy sandwich bun in my boxed lunch.
I, too, am ready to leave the exhibit hall, but not before finishing lunch:
Turkey and cheese sandwich
Wedge of Laughing Cow Creamy Swiss cheese
Bag of Tim's Cascade Style Potato Chips from Algona
A Red Delicious Apple, from Washington, natch
Chocolate chip cookie
Cup of orzo salad