Thursday, August 7, 2008

I am somebody!

I have been “recently chosen as a potential candidate to represent the professional and business community of” my town “in the Biltmore Who’s Who Among Executives and Professional Women and 2008 Honors Edition.”

Isn’t that exciting?

One problem – okay two: I’m neither an executive nor a professional. At least I am a woman, so that’s something.

After it extols my virtues, the letter ends with “on behalf of our Committee I salute your accomplishments.”

I love junk mail with a sense of humor.

I would have liked to include Steve Martin’s dance of jubilation when he discovers he’s listed in the phone book in The Jerk, but I couldn’t find it.


QA Guru said...

Not only am I somebody, I am the proud recipients of about 20 phone calls and was asked to spend over $600 for the honor of being recognized. Now that is being somebody.

Lynne said...

Wow! I'd be so jealous if I were prone to such things.

How'd you stop finally stop the madness (assuming it has stopped)?

Shez said...

I always have a good chuckle when I see people bragging about their listing in "Who's Who" books. The only way to get into any of the ones I've ever come across is to shell over good money.

In my past life as a VP of marketing I would see CV's come past my desk with these listings of "Who's who" entries. Anyone who did that was immediately excluded from consideration. I just happened to be good friends with the publisher of many of those guides and knew how things worked.

Shez said...

I've taken the liberty to tag you for a meme - list 6 things people don't know about you


Lynne said...

All people, or just people who don't know me? I'm a bit of an open book so to speak, but I'll give it a shot.