SWAG, I Love It, I Want Some More of It!
SWAG, also known as the “Stuff We All Get”, has been a tradition at trade shows, conferences, SQL Saturdays, User Group meetings, and meetings with sales reps for many, many years and yet I still get excited about these silly little trinkets.
My house is full of SQL Server shirts and vendor shirts. My office is also full of silly stickers, magnets, pens, patches, notepads, SQL Server stamped items such as the one shown, my favorite Idera duck, the great Red Gate USB lava lamp that everyone tries to steal off of my desk, and of course the Quest Software red and blue lit flashing, bouncing ball that mesmerizes my co-workers.
This is a serious addiction, I almost knocked someone down trying to get a cool VMWare umbrella a couple of months ago as it slipped out of my grasp. Everyone else enjoys it too, but does it really have any effect on our decision-making. Not mine! But if you want to send me some more in an effort to change my mind, please feel free! Enjoy!