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March 1, 2005

it's a record

It's an all-time record here folks. I didn't think they could do it, but they beat their own record. Nutty professors asking me to market their program/seminar/lecture 24 hours, or even and hour before an event was a pretty outrageous and superfluous request. But today was the grand-daddy of all requests, I was asked by a nutty professor to advertise their lecture 5 minutes before it was to begin. I shit you not. I need to go have a cocktail at a communications/marketing bar (The Spin?) so I can be with my own people. They need not be gay, they just need to understand.

Posted by jimbo at March 1, 2005 11:07 AM

Comments

I need a cocktail too.

Back from RSVP cruise - to this weather!!!

Bleh.

Posted by: Dwight at March 1, 2005 11:29 AM

My father once told me this piece of wisdom.

"The higher the education, the bigger the degree, does not make the person any smarter than the guy next door, most of the time common sense is lost as soon as the diploma is placed in their hands"

I hold his statement to be a scientific fact.

In my office we deal with folks who have multiple degrees and yet with all that common sense seems to have gone out the window.

Posted by: Dax at March 1, 2005 12:20 PM

A wise man once commented on my blog "If you find yourself writing about work on your blog, it's time to quit."

I don't agree, but I just wanted to use the opportunity to be a smartass. Spank me! SPANK ME NOW!

Posted by: johnny at March 1, 2005 12:43 PM

Where exactly, other than through an email blast or over a PA system, would they expect you to advertise anything that starts in 5 minutes?

Posted by: ruggerjohnnyd at March 1, 2005 3:21 PM

What's next- you'll be asked to advertise something after it is already done???

Posted by: homer at March 1, 2005 4:20 PM

cocktail...mmmmm

Posted by: Brechi at March 1, 2005 7:23 PM

Homer: Advertising what's already done is the easiest job of all - you just say "look at the Good Thing we did...sign up for our newsletter so you won't miss the next one!" OK, maybe that's just my job.

Professors are famous for poor scheduling skills....witness 8AM statistics classes, for starters.

Posted by: Michael at March 2, 2005 10:29 AM