It’s been a trying week.
THE PR EXECUTIVE:
(substitute “Dan” with name of journalist.)
WHEN PERSON FROM PR FIRM ASKS ME FOR THE SPELLING OF MY NAME AND, IN AN ATTEMPT TO REPEAT AFTER ME, SAYS, “PEE?” (Seriously? Peepanjana?)
THE PR PERSON, AT THE END OF A CONVERSATION, HAVING SUCCESSFULLY ACQUIRED YOUR NAME, EMAIL AND PHONE NUMBER (all of which are in your email’s signature):
YOU (OR ME) AT THE OTHER END OF THE ABOVE CONVERSATION:
WHEN A PR PERSON CALLS TO SAY THEY FORGOT THEY TO SEND YOU WHAT THEY’D PROMISED TO SEND ABOUT 10 DAYS AGO:
WHEN I COME ACROSS A PR PERSON WHO ACTUALLY DOES KNOW WHAT THEY’RE SAYING AND DOING: