I got this email from Sears today:
WHOOPS! The email we sent you Monday had the wrong TV offer in it! We are not offering a Panasonic 54″ class 1080p 600Hz plasma HDTV for $399.99. We apologize for this mistake and assure you that we are taking every step to make sure it doesn?t happen again.
The offer that we currently have is a Panasonic 54″ class 1080p 600Hz plasma HDTV for $1099.99.
Some Thad or Tad or Katie or Caitlin “Email Blast Coordinator” didn’t enhance revenue today.
My project this season is to collect the weirdest holiday sales pitches, i.e., the ones that have to stretch the most to associate themselves with any of the possible Fall and Winter holidays. So far I have:
- Buddhist teacher selling “holiday” cards to somehow assist children in African country
- “Celebrate and give thanks all week in EverQuest® with 25% Bonus Station Cash™ and Increased faction hits all around Norrath!”
- Ham radio tree ornaments from the American Radio Relay League.
Please drop any good ones you find in the comments. I’m sure there will be some winners.
I’ve been waiting for this moment. Every year since the event, I look around the likely sites. Has it happened yet? One year it almost did, but they weren’t charging and it was electronic only. Another year someone almost did it, but didn’t quite clear the bar. But it’s done now.
Hallmark has 9/11 USA Patriot Day greeting cards for sale.
I had become naive enough to think they’d wait a decade.
Dear the Greeting Card-Industrial Complex:
1. My father died suddenly in 1993 and I’m still not feeling so great about that.
2. I never graduated from college and I’m still not feeling so great about that.
In sum: FUCK YOU.
P.S. No, not respectfully yours. Just fuck you.
kniwt was kind enough to point out that I was right in March 2007, and others have been kind to point out that I was right in July 2003 about the oncoming subprime mortgage tsunami.
I’d love to call myself a prophet, but most of us in Newport saw that one coming. Too bad the financial journalists didn’t get to reporting on it until it was too late. Wonder why that happened?
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My health “insurer,” Blue Shield of California, just sent me a helpful note about anxiety.
They point out that we’re all anxious because of “recent world events,” and that’s normal.
They then go on to suggest every possible solution for mental distress that does not cost them money. Included are: homeopathy (!!!) which can “bring temporary relief.”
Also included are “Complementary and alternative health” solutions which are all very inexpensive and not covered by any insurance.
It’s a wonder they don’t just tell people to drink.
I await their instructions on setting your broken leg with reiki, wearing magnetic pants to reduce arthritis, and the magic of going overseas to get health care where they don’t have to hear about it.
Favorite quote from the ad is a testimonial:
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