Greenpoint, Brooklyn. . .

Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

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It seems brokers have given up on cold-calling doctors and lawyers. Instead they're going after the really big money and spamming bloggers:

From: [...]@aol.com
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2002 13:42:16 EDT
Subject: Social Awareness

Please allow me to introduce myself, my name is Jennifer [...], and I work for Salomon Smith Barney. I work with many clients who have an interest in investing in politically correct companies...

I would very much like to send you information on our managers and their past performance. Please let me know if you have an interest.

I wrote back to Jennifer and asked her what she was thinking. No response yet.

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Ken Layne's comments about my story raise an interesting point. Which is likely to more accurately reflect a person's opinions: what they say in an interview, or what they've written in their weblog?

More feedback: None of my stories have ever inspired a song before.