The International Custom Rod Building Exposition tends to spread me a bit thin. Anything and everything that takes place there either starts or winds up in my lap. Thus, itâ€™s difficult for me to be able to spend as much time as Iâ€™d like to with each subscriber, attendee or exhibitor. Iâ€™d love to be able to sit down and talk rod building with each person there, but with 2500+ people involved, itâ€™s just not possible.
Often I worry that the guy whose hand I just shook and exchanged a few quick pleasantries sees my hastiness to move on as a snub. I can assure you, itâ€™s not. The thing is, there is just so much to do and so many people to acknowledge that itâ€™s rare for me to have more than a few quick moments for any particular individual.
So if the best I can do is shake your hand and thank you for coming, please be aware that while I may not say much, I do indeed mean what I say. If I canâ€™t accept your kind offer for dinner or a beer, itâ€™s because a hundred more have already asked and I just canâ€™t accommodate everyone. I do however, sincerely appreciate every person that exhibits and attends the Expo. My only regret is that I just donâ€™t have as much time as Iâ€™d like to spend with each one of them.