At about 1am last night I received a very ‘official’ email in regards to my recent post about The Brooklyn Bartending Academy.
It was all very important and legally binding looking so I am totally a-feared to copy and paste it here considering what Adam at adamdavids.com law firm might do to me. He was totally cc’d and I’m scared even though his website doesn’t work.
But to put it in a nutshell, it was requested that I “redact” the name of the person who sent me the press release because apparently they do not think it was appropriate to give the name of the person who wrote the email. Personally, I find that weird since the person clearly works for the company and isn’t that kind of the point, that people know who to contact? But whatevs, I totally deleted the persons name from the previous post just based on the fact that I was asked to do so with a word that I never heard of before. Yep, I had to look up redact in the dictionary and anyone who allows me a chance to expand my vocab is a-ok in my book.
In addition, it was suggested that I had a some sort of personal vendetta against the person who emailed me the original press release. “in a cursory glance you redacted other’s names, which leaves me to question your true intent.” I went back and looked – a little more than a cursory glance, so I could be sure – but I didn’t see any other name on the email or press release, so I just wanted to clear up that I was not out to get the person who shall not be named.
And thirdly, my personal favorite part is that I’m dissed. I was found to be “morally reprehensible, and indicative of an amateur writer with no real professional integrity.” I think this may be the first time I’ve recognized an oxymoron! Clearly if I am amateur then why would I have any professional integrity? This guy has taught me already so much, I feel like I can get an English degree now!
The funny thing to me is I’m almost wondering if this is truly all some sort of satire. Including this email from some public relations firm rep, cc-ing a lawyer, with a paragraph of legal mumbo-jumbo accompanying an email full of $5 words and awkward legalese. It kind of reminded me of those emails that claim the prince of some third world country has millions he wants to share with me but just needs me send him my bank info for a wire transfer.
Anyway, I removed the name from the previous post just in case it’s a real person and because I imagine if it is a real person they’re ashamed to be affiliated with this ‘venture’.