Bil Browning

Thanks, but no thanks

Filed By Bil Browning | September 17, 2008 12:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Site News
Tags: bad pitches, bad PR attempts, public relations snafus, spelling mistakes

Another gem hit the tip line this morning.

From: Christa
Message: I am want to offer an elopement pakcage with room, ceremony & license hopefully through Novemeber. I am a marriage celebrante who can issue then CA Confidenttail license with no waiting & preform the cermony on the quiet west shore of Lake Tahoe.

Aside from the absolutely atrocious grammar mistakes, would you want to book an elopement package from someone who can't even spell "package?" (Or November, celebrant, confidential, them, or ceremony?)

Perhaps it's time to refer Christa to one of my favorite sites - The Bad Pitch Blog.

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Don't forget "preform."


I noticed that preform...and I am want to gouge eyeballs with dull spork.

Sure we would all like to see correct grammar and spelling in this digital age, but this post seems a bit harsh. I've enjoyed reading this blog for it's thoughtful commentary on current events and issues that affect our community, but really, was there nothing more interesting happening in the world to blog about?
I guess this is how we discriminate in the digital age, if you can't spell or write clearly you will be mocked and ridiculed. Never mind that many folks are the product of a poorly funded schools and maybe aren't quite tech savvy enough to use the spell check feature.
Ok, maybe I'm just being overly sensitive with this election cycle where I see how people on both sides are so quick to point out each minor infraction that it takes us away from looking at the bigger issues that actually matter.

This post is part of a series of really bad pitches we get here at the Project.

My favorite one still is a pitch for a TV show on the topic, "Do Boobs Float?" Seriously.

The bad pitches have become a running joke on the site.

The problem is, I can't get married before Novemeber.

Robert Ganshorn Robert Ganshorn | September 18, 2008 9:26 AM

Without trying to sound harsh I think it pays to go into a shopping mall...try the food court... and have a meaningless conversation (or eavesdrop upon) a sixteen to nineteen year old and observe how they speak and how their thought process works. Then take a walk to any food vendor and order something unhealthy to eat (Don't worry about choice because it is all bad for you). Observe that the person giving you change cannot count and has no concept of fractions, addition and subtraction. If these same people are given change in a store they accept it and do not count it because they cannot.

I lived in one of the wealthiest counties in America in South Florida and the schools are well funded, but try and get a parent involved.

The individuals sending these "pitches" are most likely sending them from Banglagore India. Their language skills are better.