18 July 2007

How to sell more tickets?

I got an e-mail from ESP today announcing that tickets are going on sale for Side Show. The part that really got my attention was this note at the bottom of the e-mail:

This announcement of for informational purposes only and no obligation to attend is required on your part.

I hadn't realized that the rest of their shows were compulsory. That probably explains their excellent sales figures...

Perhaps the Stage should consider a similar message on our e-mails. Only without that odd little "of for" construction.

3 comments:

tommyspoon said...

This announcement of for informational purposes only and no obligation to attend is required on your part.

Ewww. Okay, aside from the terrible grammar on display here, may I ask what lawyer wrote this shit? I mean, c'mon -- this is an advertisement for god's sakes! Doesn't ESP want people to attend their show? Or are they thoroughly under the thumb of some of the conservative citizenry of the greater Herndon area?

Ugh. I could go on and on and on...

Maureen said...

I dunno, just looks like someone's idea of a joke (in need of proofreading) to me. Sort of a spoof of those disclaimers that "opinions on linked sites are strictly theirs, not mine", I suppose.

Richard II said...

Indeed, I believe it was meant to be a joke, and concur that additional proofreading is required. This comment will be brought to the attention of the sender forthwith.