Don’t Take This Personally

Donn James

Donn James

Sometimes, things just happen. That doesn’t mean there is a plot against you. The fact that you can’t get an appointment at the DMV until February doesn’t mean the government hates you. It’s the DMV…they hate everybody and everything, including their jobs. Stop taking it personally. It’s not a conspiracy and that’s the problem I see too often with regard to conspiracy theories. You take it personally and because you think everybody likes you, it must be a plot against you by people who don’t know you. The sad truth is that nobody likes you because you’re a conspiracy theorist. Sometimes, things just happen. If you have to take a number in the deli to get your pastrami sandwich and your number is 92 and they just called number 7; that’s not a conspiracy. That just means there were 85 people smart enough to get there before you. Hardly anything, and certainly not you, is important enough to conspire against. Stop pretending some cache of people got together and planted that nail in lane 3 of the freeway just so you would get a flat tire and miss your hot yoga class.
Conspiracy theories were invented by smart people to keep the dumb people busy and out of the way so we could get things done which is handy because we can’t sit them all down in front of a Keeping Up with the Kardashians marathon. Conspiracy theories have been around forever. There are people who believe dinosaurs were killed by pesticides and that Hannibal’s elephants conspired against him because they didn’t want to walk through the mountains. Hell, there are conspiracy theorists who are convinced Adam and the snake worked together to get Eve to eat the apple. And if you believe the Holocaust is a conspiracy theory put forth by Jews to advance their interests, you can probably tell us what Kim is doing right now.
So as long as we have dumb people we will have conspiracy theories and, as I look around, it doesn’t look like we’re developing a shortage. That’s why politics is a good place to find conspiracy theories; it is filled with dumb people. The latest of the theories concerns the health of the candidates. One of them may have pneumonia, heat exhaustion or something contagious and the other one is…orange, which might mean he is an alien…or a cheeto. I don’t understand how everyone can seem to forget that we have had presidents die in office, have strokes, heart attacks, blindness and Alzheimer’s disease. We had at least one president who was a victim of domestic violence and you know what? The lights still worked, the trains still ran and the country moved forward. Geez, Washington, at different times as president, had smallpox, tuberculosis, malaria, and dysentery and nobody said, “Well hell, let’s just give the job to Benedict Arnold.” Roosevelt, a democrat one side loved while the other side was OK with, had congestive heart disease, polio and anemia but if he was still alive, we’d still be voting for him. Reagan, a republican one side loved while the other side was OK with, couldn’t hear, needed contacts to see, and had colon cancer before showing signs of the Alzheimer’s that would end his life but if he were still alive, we’d still be voting for him.
So let’s try and keep it all in perspective. Whether you’re orange or have pneumonia shouldn’t stop you from being elected because we’re more worried about what happens after you’re elected.

It’s not really that different in business. IMC has in excess of 2000 promotional products that will help you serve your client and, for 2016.5, we have new products from our collections and our retail brand partners. We believe IMC products speak for themselves and we can also show you ways to use and market them to your clients. Our products with decoration will have your customer coming back time and time again. The 2016 IMC catalog is available by request from the IMC website and is posted on the online services. We’ll continue to treat our clients professionally and get your orders to you…on time and on budget. You can also get on the distribution list for our 2017 catalog using the catalog page of our website. In addition, IMC just introduced 97 new items at the SAAC show in California and they are live in the  What's New?section of our website. You may also go to our Tools section of the website and download the 2016.5 flyer. We have products for every event and if your client has invented a holiday or celebration, we can also custom-make almost anything you can dream to make your client’s event all it can be. Take a look at our YouTube channel to see some videos showcasing popular products for some ideas on how to use them. We take our business relationship seriously and we want you to enjoy, give and receive our products and be able to use them every day. We look forward to working with you and we always have ideas to make our products work for your clients. The 2016 IMC catalog is also live and available virtually at if you’re tired of fighting paper catalogs. It can be viewed nicely with your laptop, iPad, tablet or phone. IMC is the recognized leader in the introduction of new retail brands to the promotional product industry and has multiple design awards from both ASI and PPAI. Since introducing Waterford® Writing Instruments and MoMA years ago, IMC has presented more than 48 retail brands from global suppliers to enhance the selections you can offer your clients. We invite you to browse any of our 2,300+ products on the IMC website to see items suitable for any occasion or event and pieces you can use to personalize your relationship with your clients. We have promotional products for every event, show, convention, corporate store and company program that will keep your client looking to you for new ideas. What do you think? Let us know with a comment here or on Facebook or TwitterIMC wants to know…how’s your health?


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IMC is a prime manufacturer and supplier of products to the promotional products industry. We sell only to qualified promotional products distributors. ASI supplier, PPAI supplier. Our lines include our own IMC lines and 26 branded lines.
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