Monday, August 18, 2008

Inappropriate Olympic Spirit

This message from a 'productivity consulting' company (whatever the hell that is) greeted me when I signed on to my work email bright and early Monday morning.


Unless a company has an endorsement deal with Michael Phelps, trying to parlay his Olympic moment into $$ for the business is inappropriate. As is clogging my inbox with 'high importance' junk mail. Stop already.

Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2008
Subject: Going For The Gold
Importance: High

What an incredible feat Michael Phelps accomplished tonight! Mark Spitz said, “Epic!” Do you want to be epic? Want to know how? Michael Phelps did not accomplish this Olympic history by himself. He had a relay team that helped him break the record for his 8th gold medal this year. Eight for eight, he beat the odds, but could have only done so with the assist from his team.

it’s time to ask yourself, do you want to be better than your competitors? Do you want to be the one setting the gold standard in your profession or with your company? Then, At Your Service Group is the team to help you achieve the gold. Blah, blah, blah.

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