Exactly Who Are Those Audio Nuts?
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 9:20 AM
For the past four years, part of my job duties has been helping to plan the what-has-become-annual Klipsch Pilgrimage for our forum members. This year, however, was the first time I had a chance to spend the entire day with the Pilgrims.
Now some of you may ask yourselves, "Why would a Klipsch employee voluntarily give up their Saturday to spend 13 hours talking about Klipsch products and fielding a endless stream of geeked-out audio questions?" Well, I'll tell you:
Because it's fun.
When people find out I work at Klipsch, it elicits one of three responses:
- Ooo, your speakers ROCK!!
- I think my dad/grandpa/brother/uncle/husband has some of those.
The pilgrims fall into the first category (except some of the wives/girlfriends/children who bravely tag along fall into category 2...but typically are converted to 1s by the end of the weekend). Their enthusiasm for what we do is contagious, and the fact they travel from all over the country -- and some from out of the country -- to see us speaks volumes about their passion for our products. It truly is the utmost form of flattery from a professional standpoint.
But the best part of the event is the camaraderie, and the easy way these kind folks laugh and make you instantly feel like you're a part of a family. So my thanks goes out to you guys, for making the Pilgrimage a success year after year, for adding new converts to the fold, and for putting up with us through thunderstorms, lost name badges, and non-functioning microphones. You ROCK!
Photo courtesy of Seadog and Colterphoto1