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Thread #59418 Message #2372648
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
23-Jun-08 - 02:40 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Hey, I have a new source of BS but I'm not going to start another thread. This came to my university email this morning:
From: Who's Who Publishing [mailto:MJohnson@mwwpublishing.com]
Sent: Thu 6/19/2008 5:59 AM
To: You-Know-Who (me)
Subject: Your Selection Into Who's Who
You were recently appointed as a biographical candidate to represent your industry in the Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals, and for inclusion into the upcoming 2008-2009 "Honors Edition" of the registry.
We are pleased to inform you that on June 9th, your candidacy was approved. Your confirmation for inclusion will be effective within five business days, pending our receipt of the enclosed application.
The Office of the Managing Director appoints individuals based on a candidate's current position, and usually with information obtained from researched executive and professional listings. The director thinks you may make an interesting biographical subject, as individual achievement is what Who's Who is all about. Upon final confirmation you will be listed among thousands of accomplished individuals in the Who's Who Registry. There is no cost to be included.
We do require additional information to complete the selection process and kindly ask that you access this form on our website by Clicking Here
Of course his email is set up so you can't actually respond, but I followed the link to the company and sent back a reply to their info address:
You were recently appointed as a biographical candidate to represent your industry in the Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals,
Translation: You were picked as a sucker to submit personal and professional information and then to buy a personal copy of this expensive and meaningless book.
I have absolutely no interest in participating in such a scurrilous part of the publishing world as these expensive ego-boosting NON-authoritative nonsense books as these Who's Who publications of yours.
Am I perfectly clear?
Take my name off of your list and don't bother me with it again.