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Sometimes people can't do stuff by themself. They are needy. Traditional sales people bug me. Screw your small talk. I don't care to tell you how I am doing. Just let me know what you want. And stop calling me to follow up. Why did I ever give you my number? I fly on planes quite a bit.

Email Attachment of the Week

Joke of the Week

Three drunkards were walking down the street when they came upon a pile of manure where they stopped. The first drunkard, upon observation of the manure said to the other two, "Looks like it...” the second, bending over it and sniffing, said to the other two, "smells like it..." the third, sticking his finger in it, said, "feels like it". "Good thing we didn't step in it", they all agreed as they turned and walked away.

Email Train of the Week - usually have to read these bottom to top

- "z@homemail.com" <aziola@yahoo.com wrote:

thanks for keeping it real man, take care.

--- Tim Jacobi <tjacobi@pabst.com wrote:

I do too, so we can agree on at least one thing...

From: z@homemail.com [mailto:aziola@yahoo.com]

i love the cubs

--- Tim Jacobi <tjacobi@pabst.com wrote:

Dear Andrew:

Thank you very much for your email. I appreciate your taking the
time to communicate your viewpoints on our commercial.

Our intent was to highlight the difference between the
neighborhoods that make Chicago unique. A few of the ads focus on things that
are unique to Chicago like the L, for example. The strategic intent
is to further cement the century-long link between Old Style and
Chicago and its residents.

We do take consumer feedback very seriously and we do react based
on what our consumers tell us. With a product as emotional as Old
Beer you always get strong reactions on both sides of the issue.
We have also received numerous emails praising the ads. Ultimately, it is
a judgment call whether to pull an ad or not.

It is not easy to create ads that appeal to everybody and no
matter what you do, somebody will take issue with the message, tone, a
certain word, a song or some other element of the ad.

I appreciate your position and viewpoint.



PS... Sorry about the delay in responding. I was in the middle of
planning for 2006 (and you will be glad to hear that the plan
does not include these ads anymore)

From: z@homemail.com [mailto:aziola@yahoo.com]

I think your radio spot on WGN during Cubs games is annoying -
the one where the guy goes, "ba ba bump ba ba." Thanks.
Andrew Ziola

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