STATUS: It’s Thursday already?
What’s playing on the XM or iPod right now? ARTHUR’S THEME by Christopher Cross
About three weeks ago, the agency started receiving a series of calls from a local gentleman writer. Anita, being the lovely and generous person that she is, answered, gave information and lots of resources to help out the caller.
Evidently that wasn’t enough because this person proceeded to call us several times a week insisting that he had to talk to me. The first couple of calls Anita answered and calmly explained why she doesn’t forward inquiry calls to me and offered help in general terms. When he became belligerent with her, she stopped answering the phone when caller ID clearly showed who it was.
Then we received lots of voicemail messages. It definitely got my attention but not in any way that’s going to help this person’s writing career.
Then he decided to visit the agency in person.
Folks, let me just say that if you come to the office and try and browbeat my assistant, you will be dealing directly with me and you won’t like it. Even though I posit myself as a nice Midwesterner, you will see the Big B—up close and personal. No one treats my assistant that way.
And I’m sure this goes without saying but at that moment, there was no way this person could have pitched his book that would have induced me to look at it.