Wednesday, November 4, 2009

How to Know When You're Taking Yourself WAAAAY Too Seriously

I was doing some work on the website where I pick up writing jobs from time to time and I came across a FANTASTIC job opportunity.

A person was looking to employ a professional writer to edit and even rewrite his family Christmas letter. And, yes, he was prepared to pay a hansome sum for it!!!!

Now, I love Christmas cards that come with pictures or even a short family update, though I have never done the latter for my own (we're not that interesting); however, I also take delight in the annual arrival of one of my mother's friend's holiday cards, which always includes a booklet outlining every possible event that has taken place in her family's life over the last year---- from the exact amount of college scholarship monies received to her husband's angry gall bladder.

Too much fun!!!

Anyway, I guess I shouldn't be shocked that someone out there puts a lot of effort into their annual letter, though I can't imagine what that letter may entail.

I am really tempted to take the job and have some fun with .....should I?


Chris F said...

Oh, go for it - this sounds like it could be a fun one. And as an added bit of fun, if the job turns out to be a stressful one for any reason you could always play with the first letters of each line like Gov. Schwarzenegger did not too long ago...

It seems a bit tacky to me to hire someone to ghostwrite a family letter, but if they're willing to pay, I say you should collect!!!

One Maid A' Milking said...

That's hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!