Thursday, 26 February 2009

Stupid is as stupid does

I posted an ad on an online "jobs wanted" notice board quite awhile ago, detailing my freelance services and contact details. I mentioned that I was looking for freelance work in Gauteng.

Today I received the following email (with no greeting, no formatting...):

i have been informed of the advertised post for a freelance writer and inotice that my knowledge and experience are adequate for the jobadvertised, therefore i wish to be considered.
i have gained valuable experience having worked as a journalist for***** communications (currently known as *****) and would cherish theopportunity to work for your organisation. i'm a person who enjoys newchallenges, as i'm addicted to learning and i strongly feel that i willadd quality to your organisation.
please see attachment for details of my cv

Firstly... I'm sorry... What part of LOOKING for work not OFFERING it do you not not get?

Secondly, if you don't know how to address and sign-off an email or use punctuation and you clearly have no idea where the spacebar is on your keyboard, do you seriously think you're cut out to be a freelance writer?


They are out there. They live and walk among us. And they breed.

In other news, I gave myself 45 minutes yesterday - got home and made a cup of hot chocoloate, which I enjoyed curled up in a blanket on my bed, magazine in hand, before dozing off for about 20 minutes. It was sheer bliss. I actually had the energy to get up, make supper, mend a pair of pants I've been meaning to fix for months, exercise and do the washing and the rest of the chores, all before TSC arrived home. Yay for power naps!

Have a fab friday and and awesome weekend. See some of you at Bloggirls ;-)

I leave you with a Friday funny:

Jennifer's wedding day was fast approaching. Nothing could dampen her excitement - not even her parent's nasty divorce. Her mother had found the PERFECT dress to wear and would be the best dressed mother-of-the-bride ever!
A week later, Jennifer was horrified to learn that her father's new young wife had bought the exact same dress! Jennifer asked her to exchange it, but she refused.
"Absolutely not, I look like a million bucks in this dress, and I'm Wearing it," she replied.
Jennifer told her mother who graciously said, "Never mind sweetheart. I'll get another dress. After all, it's your special day."
A few days later, they went shopping and did find another gorgeous dress.
When they stopped for lunch, Jennifer asked her mother, "Aren't you going to return the other dress? You really don't have another occasion where you could wear it. Her mother just smiled and replied, "Of course I do, dear. I'm wearing it to the rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding."


Thomas said...

SHiT, i knew i should have capitaliseD my iI's. nexttime ill be more carful b4 I send you a coverletter:)

momcat said...

There's nothing like a bit of experience to hone the art of bitchiness!

Kitty Cat said...

I enjoyed this whole post! I loved the "they are alive and they are breeding" bit!

po said...

Oh too funny too funny. How did that person actually get away with being a journalist, if they did not even learn basci formatting and editing. Heehee

Laura said...

Wonder if there is a support group for people addicted to learning!

Sad but true that they are among us in such large numbers!

Laura said...

Wonder if there is a support group for people addicted to learning!

Sad but true that they are among us in such large numbers!

Anonymous said...

That response is probably a good benchmark for the standard of journalism out there.

Apart from the horrid punctuation and grammar errors, my best was when a journo described a shark attack as someone being attached by a 'massive mammal.'

Shark? Mammal? *ahem*

Sass said...

Thank you for the giggle!

Can't wait to tell my mom this joke.

Have a beautiful weekend!

Slyde said...

the sad thing is just how many letters like that we get at my office...maybe its the same guy?

Wenchy said...

People are NOT proper.

Louisa said...

Hahaha! Love that little story. :-)

angel said...

love the story.
as for the nutcase replying to your ad... very sad indeed. i work with many like that...

Dash said...

oh god, do they breed. like fricking rabbits.

brilliant funny...

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