Friday, January 10, 2014

My Inspirational Story

I don't think I need to be in "2014 Top Professional Magazine" even though it is an "honor is only bestowed upon the most distinguished men and women". On the other hand, perhaps the world deserves to hear "my inspirational story"? 

I wonder whether there is even a single human on the "special committee"? My money is a web-bot that scraped my name from LinkedIn. 

Why not come out and say "Our special committee think you are so inarticulate and dull that we need to write you entry ourselves, rather than beating about the bush with "Our professional writers will then craft an articulate, interesting, and informative portrayal of your accomplishments that will be both a treasured legacy and an impressive addition to your professional career". 

Dear Roger, 
You have been chosen to represent your industry in the next *2014 Top Professional Magazine*.  I am thrilled to notify you that you have been approved for publication by a special committee. Your inspirational story may be featured in this esteemed and professional magazine. 
This honor is only bestowed upon the most distinguished men and women. There is NO COST or obligation to be included.
After confirming your acceptance, your space within the magazine will be reserved. Our professional writers will then craft an articulate, interesting, and informative portrayal of your accomplishments that will be both a treasured legacy and an impressive addition to your professional career.
Only your prompt response is required to ensure your inclusion.
To accept this invitation to appear in the *2014 Top Professional Magazine* go to:
**Our registration deadline is Friday, January 31st, 2014. We must receive this verification on or before that date to include you in the magazine.**
On behalf of our Selection Committee, it is a pleasure to welcome you and to share  and celebrate your many personal, professional and academic achievements. 
David Parten
Editor in Chief
23-35 Steinway St Ste A
Astoria, NY 11105
United States

3 comments:

Peter Thompson said...

I used to get this sort of thing on a regular basis - usually knock-offs of "Who's Who" asking for 'only $100' to include me in the next version. Call it a tax on vanity...

Anonymous said...

Its obviously spam - you'd think these idiots would get a life and quit wasting our precious time as business people. I got the same stupid thing in my email today.
There is unfortunately going to always be those individuals who think that scamming people and not having a legitimate job is the way to go - hopefully Karma catches up with them and does ITs will.

Anonymous said...

Yep, this is making the rounds. Best plan is to delete it with one keystroke and move on. Spam will always be around and ignoring deleting it is the best revenge that you have control of.

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