Understatement in mankind history right? Last night, I had the pleasure of attending another alumni event at my alma mater, the University of Maryland at College Park. Campaign Celebration was like just like all alumni events with the purpose of raising money.
As a good alumnus, I attended and got to speak with the new dean, old professors, and other trusted persons of the Robert H Smith School of Business. This event was similar to the exhibitions of any industry. The difference here was that instead of companies hawking their wares, it was the various schools and departments showcasing their current and future projects.
But one thing that definitely was the same as the dozens of conferences I attended were attractive women holding fort at the booths. OK some booths had men only. Their departments were very small or had no women...it didn't matter. Almost definitely, the larger departments and schools had their own young woman handing out pamphlets and other pieces. I know for sure there was one where I took whatever she was handing out. Don't remember what department she was with. It was either soil erosion or greenscaping. Sorry, I'm an adult male. I'm attracted to women. Sue me. There were definitely booths I had no interest in, but stopped by anyways because of the woman standing there.
Aside from that, it's strange that this culture still exists. I feel bad, but I know it happens every day at every conference in the United States. I'll have to enjoy endure this for years to come.