Here's my response to a recent request from this company. Urg! Dear J.M. Blakely,
While I would like to be honored for my achievements (and there are a few), I feel badly that YOU do not know what they are. It seems to me that if I were truly distinguished, you might have filled in (on my form) my name and industry AT LEAST. If (since) youâ€™re the veep of research, you could even find my address and personal specialty in a quick minute.
Additionally, on the registration form, you also ask how I received my invitation. You would know, am I not correct?
Unfortunately, this is not the kind of invitation Iâ€™d like to accept given that you seem to know so little about me. I wish I felt that you were truly honoring me for something I've done instead of making me feel like Iâ€™m a part of a cattle call. Isnâ€™t there enough of that going on these days?
If I were you â€“ meaning, had I your job - Iâ€™d distinguish your invitations for your distinguished professionals.
With disappointment, Katherine Sandoz
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