Andrea from Maybe it's Just Me and I got to talking a while back about using our writing powers for good and not for evil. We discussed how often people complain about every little thing, and how infrequently people say nice, funny things. After all, didn't our mothers teach us that you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar?
Why anyone would want to catch flies is beyond me, but whatever.
So in the spirit of spreading happiness and promoting competition, Andrea and I came up with "The Contest." It was a way to improve our writing skills, possibly score free swag, and decide once and for all that most dire of questions:
Who is funnier?
1. The rules
We would each select one of our favorite products on a weekly basis and write a letter. The letter had to be over-the-top funny and ask for absolutely nothing in return. We had to actually use and enjoy the product we were writing about. Yet every response was given a point value.
If the company called or sent a letter = 1 point
If the company sent a coupon = 2 points
If the company sent actual product, voucher for product, or gift card = 5 points
Let me tell you, Andrea and I looked forward to checking our mailboxes with the passion of a thousand suburban moms with too much time on their hands. We were STOKED.
2. The outcome
Each week, starting next Friday, Andrea and I will post our letters, the results, and our current point totals. You will be amazed and dazzled by the outright lunacy displayed in scoring $1.00 off coupons.
SO much more.
Like quite possibly the motherload of swag.
So please stay tuned, place your wagers, and find out who is:
THE ULTIMATE PATRONIZER
To be continued.....