Ah-choo, Where Are My Promotional Tissues?

April showers bring May flowers. And what do May flowers bring? Allergies! At least if you live in Atlanta, they do.

Atlanta Allergy

[source: Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Clinic]

I’d like to point out that a high pollen count is anywhere from 50-499 while extremely high is 500+. Did you catch the pollen count on April 11th? What??

According to a list compiled by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Atlanta only ranks as number 72 on the list.  71 cities that have more pollen than we do?  I can’t even imagine.  Our cars look like this in the spring…

Melissa's pollen picture

[photo credit: Melissa Rutledge]

And while that’s a pretty cool photo, that’s a LOT of pollen on that car’s windshield. So, since this type of pollen doesn’t even crack the Top 50, you must be wondering what the top ten cities are, right?

1. Jackson, MS
2. Knoxville, TN
3. Chattanooga, TN
4. McAllen, TX
5.  Louisville, KY
6.  Wichita, KS
7.  Dayton, OH
8.  Memphis, TN
9.  Oklahoma City, OK
10.  Baton Rouge, LA

With warmer temperatures come fun outdoor events.  Here in Atlanta, there’s an arts festival almost every weekend.  And while other companies are handing out t-shirts and sunglasses, why not cater toward your more allergic customers and customers-to-be.  Don’t get me wrong, I love a pair of promotional sunglasses as much as the next guy, but if I’m sneezing up a storm, I’m really going to be grateful to the company who provided me with promotional tissues.


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