11 June 2013

"Who are you... who... who... who... who..." --The Who (of course)

I received the following email:


Dear Eric,
Recently you and/or members of your household entered the Southern Lady Sweepstakes which is partnered with VisitSarasota.org.  You would’ve received an envelope in your mailbox from VisitSarasota.org containing a brochure with information about our area that was mistakenly addressed to the incorrect individual.  We apologize for this error and have corrected our system.
If you would like us to resend another VisitSarasota.org brochure, please click the link below and enter your complete name and mailing address and we will send one to you right away.
Thank you for your interest in the Southern Lady Sweepstakes and the Sarasota area.
Sincerely,


Of note:
  • It was sent to Eric
  • They say they had previously sent me information addressed to the incorrect individual but they've corrected that now!

Dear Eric,
Recently you and/or members of your household entered the Southern Lady Sweepstakes which is partnered with VisitSarasota.orgYou would’ve received an envelope in your mailbox from VisitSarasota.org containing a brochure with information about our area that was mistakenly addressed to the incorrect individual.  We apologize for this error and have corrected our system.
If you would like us to resend another VisitSarasota.org brochure, please click the link below and enter your complete name and mailing address and we will send one to you right away.
Thank you for your interest in the Southern Lady Sweepstakes and the Sarasota area.
Sincerely,


Um...

I guess you can call me Eric from now on.*  I didn't think I had gender confusion but apparently Southern Lady Sweepstakes saw through my denial. 

I always wanted a good reason to march in a parade.

Questions du jour: 
  1. Is the sun too hot in Florida?  Global warming, you know...
  2. If you had to have a name for yourself that was associated with the opposite sex, what would you pick?

* It sure beats "Dick". **
** Not that I'm an expert on beating Dick. ***
*** This has taken an ugly turn.  Look away from the footnotes. ****
**** WHAT?!

10 comments:

Mike said...

Sneaky marketing has just been raised a notch. Be careful with your personal information Eric.

the dogs' mother said...

I got my second Free Cremation! letter recently. I thought you could only do that once??

David Oliver said...

Yep, I'm aware of global warming. That's why I'm outside in the hot sun smashing aluminum cans. I didn't really expect to buy a new car or get anything substantial from this labor.

Ummm, I guess you could call me Apple, or Orange...oh wait! Beet, 'cause I'm gettin' read as right now. Later I'll proly hunt up my overcoat. Thank you for that. :)

The Bug said...

The footnotes had me laughing out loud - ha!

I don't even have to pick another name - Dana can be a male or female name. But my 8th grade teacher used to call me George, so I'll go with that :)

Aly Casey said...

Eric could be a girls name. Right? Ok, fine. Not.

Gilahi said...

Hey, Eric. Is there something I should know?

Serena McClain said...

Best footnotes ever.

AbbotOfUnreason said...

I guess if I picked a name of the opposite sex, I'd go with "Gay."

See what I did there?

Wait, did I confuse sex with gender again?

Dang geese.

asplenia said...

The footnotes are the best part, always!

lacochran's evil twin said...

Mike: Right you are, Stanley.

the dogs' mother: Wow! Score!!!!

David Oliver: You can't beat that.

The Bug: I'm so glad. We aims to please, George. :)

Aly Casey: I want you on my side come the apocalypse. :)

Gilahi: In the immortal words of Laura Petrie: "If you don't know, I"m certainly not going to tell you!"

Serena McClain: Awww, thanks! :)

AbbotofUnreason: Gander? Gender? Tomato? Persimmon? Let's call the whole thing off.

asplenia: :)