Vendor Village is all about call-backs. The proliferation of blue eyes. Intermittent green eyes. Women, tall and slender, promoting interactive white boards, network security software, and projectors. Lots and lots of projectors.
They smile, teeth shimmering with techy glee. Heads titled by design, psycho-sexual angles that have been studied, pre-packaged, and practiced at training sessions. They are alluring, captivating, and they're standing close to trays and trays of chocolate.
I smile in kind, head tilted, but at a lesser degree; a practical angle; approximately four degrees.
I'm looking past them, eyes on the prize.
Thank you, blue-eyes, beacons calling me in from afar, providing refuge, security, and what matters most of all: