I wear a lot of NaNo swag, including the original NaNo laptop bag that goes with me everywhere. Last night I was at a crowded bar with a friend with the bag on my lap when a couple sat down next to us. One person asked “Do you do NaNoWriMo?” and then promptly apologized for being creepy.
And then we talked for the next 15ish minutes about NaNo and how he had done it a few years ago and was going to give it another try this year.
No, person, you’re not being creepy. You’re my new best friend.
Has this ever happened to you? Or have you been on the other end of this conversation, recognizing someone’s NaNo swag and using it as a conversation mover?