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When form letters go awry...

So, last month I got a wonderful letter offering me a special membership for a fabulous conference that the organizers would love to have me attend, apparently because I am so special and fabulous and wonderful, myself. The second paragraph shows just how much they value my unique background: "In recognition of your current work and the significant contribution you would make, Registration Fees would be waived for you..." (so far so good) "...and your accompanying immediate family including college-age or younger sons and daughters."

Oh, well.

In fact, the letter is addressed to "Father Consolmagno" which indicates failure on two different directions: one, with such a title they might have suspected I don't have accompanying sons or daughters, which shows how paragraph two doesn't know what paragraph one is saying; and two, I am a Brother and not a Father, which shows how carefully they researched my background.

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beamjockey
Sep. 8th, 2014 11:31 pm (UTC)
In fact, the letter is addressed to "Father Consolmagno" which indicates failure on two different directions: one, with such a title they might have suspected I don't have accompanying sons or daughters...

Aren't there denominations with Fathers who might have sons or daughters? Maybe their mistake was not knowing you were Roman Catholic.

As for your accompanying immediate family, it occurs to me that there are any number of Fathers you might bring with you to the fabulous conference.

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