D@#% It, Janet: An Uplifting Case of Mistaken Identity
It's not easy being a PR person. I know. I was one. (At least part of one. In my first job after college I had to occasionally write press releases and call reporters.) Still, I cringe whenever I see an example of bad and lazy PR.
I usually delete the shotgun e-mails I get from PR firms, the e-mails that suggest the person on the sending end doesn't really know who I am or what I do. This one I saved, however, since it's so gloriously misguided. Here's how it begins:
Hope all is well!
Well right off the bat we have a problem. I haven't been called "Janet" since my sex-change operation. Thank you for wishing me well, though.
With warm weather swiftly approaching, so is the necessity for comfortable, stylish and affordable strapless and convertible bras!
Okay, I admit that got my attention. Notwithstanding the sex-change operation, I do have an interest in ladies' undergarments. And who knew there even was such a thing as a "convertible" bra?
Budget-friendly lingerie line Affinitas Intimates, retailing in numerous boutiques and online retailers all throughout the U.S., offers a wide range of bras that can convert to strapless, racerback and other styles to wear underneath your favorite summer dresses, tanks and rompers this Spring/Summer! All under $28, Affinitas has:
Ah, so that's what "convertible" means. I'm accustomed to it meaning going topless. But a convertible bra is one that can shift-shape like some Harry Potter demon, from strapless to racerback and back again. I'm a little stumped by "balconet," though. Is it a tiny balcony or a lesser noble ("Introducing the Balconet Sir Laurence Higby-Jones")? And I know what a push-up bra is, but a plunge bra?
As you’re working on your upcoming fashion/lifestyle stories for WashingtonPost.com, I’d love for you to consider a story on strapless/convertible bras to time with the arrival of Spring!
Spring or Spring/Summer? And I was really hoping to encounter at least one paragraph that didn't have an exclamation point in it. All this talk of bras is exciting enough! There's no need to overuse that punctuation mark!
Thank you so much!
All the best,
You're welcome, Lauren. I'm afraid, however, that the fashion/lifestyle package I'm working on for, um, WashingtonPost.com, the one that's timed with the arrival of Spring, is titled: "Bras: Who Needs 'Em? I Certainly Don't. And I Should Know. Or My Name's Not Janet!"
Okay, readers, what's the most inappropriate e-mail or letter you received?
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