Say Hi Vancouver takes a page from Seinfeld
Remember that episode of Seinfeld in which Elaine suggests all New Yorkers should wear name tags, and the idea ends up hurting the reelection chances of the mayor?
Well, Vancouver resident Shelley Koorbatoff is proposing the same thing for Vancouver. Lucky for him, Gregor Robertson isn't up for reelection until 2014.
Koorbatoff has created Facebook and Twitter accounts in order to promote Friday (February 8) as Say Hi Vancouver. The goal: to get every one of the more than 600,000 people living in Vancouver to wear name tags that day.
On Facebook, Koorbatoff explains:
Why do I want Vancouver to wear name tags? I've lived in Vancouver for nearly 2 years and like so many others have found it difficult to meet new people. I want to create a sense of community and connection in Vancouver; to live in a city known for embracing strangers and building friendships; to create opportunities to break through the barriers of social politeness and isolation in a fun and easy way by wearing name tags that say ‘Say Hi To …’. I want to make a difference, it's that simple!
Will you be wearing a name tag on February 8?