July 21, 2003

Why Thank You--I Mean, Huh?

I just got a little postcard in the mail, congratulating me on...well, judge for yourself:

Mr. Duquette,
Congratulations! Our records show that 2004 is the important 10th Anniversary of William H. Duquette. Don't miss this valuable opportunity to benefit from your 10th Anniversary this coming year.

On the other side, it says,

The 4 most powerful words you can say about William H. Duquette are "Ten Years of Experience."
May I be the first to congratulate you on the upcoming 10th Anniversary of William H. Duquette in 2004. It's an accomplishment you should be very proud of--but it's more than that. Your company's 10 years of experience is exactly what people look for when they're deciding whether to do business with you or not. That's why it's important for you to announce your success with the elegance and style of embossed foil Anniversary Seals like the sample shown below.

That's right, they want to sell me some stickers for the 10th Anniversary of ME!

Just for the record, this website has been around for just five-and-a-half years, since the last few days of 1996.

As for me personally, let's just say that in a few days these fine folks will be off by a factor of four.

Posted by Will Duquette at July 21, 2003 05:07 PM

Ian said:

Hey, could be worse. They could be off by an order of magnitude. :)

Will Duquette said:

If they were off by an order of magnitude, I suspect more people would have heard of me: "Centenarian has own web site, holds down job at JPL!" I'd at least make a good human interest story.

Ian said:

I've got to admit, you're a remarkably adaptable and spry centenarian!

Deb said:

Oh Ian, you dont know the half of it!

I want gold stickers too! :o{