Last week I took out an ad in the local fish-wrap / bird-cage liner
, er, hometown paper, to sell something. Did the whole thing online, and once everything was finalized I got a verification e-mail. Here it is:
This email is to acknowledge your recent order with the Winston Salem Journal & Journalnow.com.
Order Confirmation Number: 0001314835
Ad Type: CLS Liner
Order Price: $28.00
Ad Run Schedule(s):
14 day(s) beginning on 3/11/09 in
WSJ Winston-Salem Jn (Merchandise:Musical)
30 day(s) beginning on 3/11/09 in
WSJ ONLINE (Merchandise:Musical)
Thanks for choosing us as your adverister!
I assumed this was an auto-reply, but it didn’t say so anywhere, and I was feeling kind of snarky, so I replied to it:
“Thanks for choosing us as your adverister!”
Could you use a proofreader? I’m available.
And I forgot about it….until, this:
I came pretty close to falling out of my chair laughing. There was actually a person on the other end of that e-mail. Now I felt bad:
LOL–I was referring to “adverister” as opposed to advertiser!!
But thanks for the tip. I need to find a job and might be interested in working for the media.
This made my day! Thank you,
Seems it got a laugh out of her too:
Oh NO….I’ll definitely pass it along.
We’re also advertisers on a virtual job fair. On our website, if you hover over the Jobs link near top of our main page, you’ll see a link to the Virtual Job Fair.
It made my day too!!!
Thanks so much!
Moral #1: It really doesn’t take much to make someone’s day, even when you aren’t really trying.
Moral #2: Doesn’t anyone know how to spell anymore?