Well, we all seem to have survived the first business week of 2018 and while it wasn’t much of a challenge, it’s still difficult to even realize it’s 2018. It doesn’t even flow trippingly off the tongue; it’s almost like we can’t believe it even as we’re saying it. If somebody 60 years ago had asked me what I’d be doing in 2018, I would have said something like, “That’s not a real year…you just can’t make years up.” High school kids that I coach now probably can’t grasp the concept of 2050 any more than I could grasp the concept of 2018 in the 1950s.
It’s certainly clear that sci-fi writers and the creators of Star Trek were far ahead of real life because I’m not leaving here by floating through the air up to my flying car which is tethered to a drone above my offices and although we have made great strides in some arenas it would be nice to have my own phaser. I recently was in the hospital and they now take your temperature by rolling the thermometer across your forehead which I can tell you is a vast improvement over how I had my temperature taken in the ‘50s. Anything that is inserted into a spot evolution designed as ‘exit only’ can’t be changed fast enough for me so I smiled every time they waved that new Dr. McCoy wand over my forehead. I also had an operation that was done almost exclusively with robots…except they still need doctors to lie to you. The last thing I heard the anesthesiologist say was, “Just breathe…this is just oxygen.” I woke up 4 hours later checking to make sure I still had all my body parts. They were all there but I had enough new holes in my torso that I whistled when I breathed. Seriously, I looked like a practice dummy for a band of Ninjas who just finished throwing star practice. Anyway, robotics is clearly the future of medicine and the doctors are controlling the robot arms with the same kind of iPad I would use to order take-out food but it’s kind of weird to be paying all this money to have doctors essentially playing a video game with my organs. I halfway expect them to call my liver ‘Mario’ or say we’re going to play ‘Grand Theft Aorta.’ Now, it may seem like I’m not a fan of robotic procedures but I am, if only because I don’t have to worry about a robot getting the hiccups while it’s cupping my gall bladder.
As for 2018 we (America and me), as we have done every year to date, are going to start off slowly and build exponentially to a rousing cacophony of mindless idiocy in the hopes of making it to December where we will thank everyone for coming along on the ride.
Happy New Year!!!
IMC has in excess of 2200 promotional products that will help you serve your client and we are adding new brand partners and products from our collections and our established 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. Since introducing Waterford® Writing Instruments and MoMA years ago, IMC has presented more than 50 retail brands from global suppliers to enhance the selections you can offer your clients. We invite you to browse any of our 2,200+ products on the BRAND NEW IMC website to see items suitable for any occasion or event and pieces you can use to personalize your relationship with your clients. You can register as a distributor, track orders, upload art for virtual samples and even create your own flyers and catalogs of our products. The 2018 IMC catalog is available by request from the IMC website and is posted on the online services and we’re busy working on plans for PPAI 2018 where we invite you to visit Booth 3751 to see what’s new from IMC in our collections and out retail brands. We’ll continue to treat our clients professionally and get your orders to you…on time and on budget. You can also request our 2018 catalog using the catalog page of our website or download the PDF. 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 2018 IMC catalog is also live and available virtually at Zoomcatalog.com and on our website if you’re tired of fighting paper catalogs and 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. 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 say…what’s new with you?