Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Quote of the day

One of the great joys of my life are the hilarious emails I get from my clients.  Just today, this was the closing line from one of them:



BTW, did you know there's nothing to bring out the wannabe paramilitary crazies like standing in the middle of Walmart and saying, "so, anybody know anything about hand grenades?" 



I love this job, I do!

16 comments:

Suzan Harden said...

Even better is when they offer to sell you part of their stash of grenades conveniently sitting in their pick-up.

Shannon said...

OMG! That is great! I have "paramilitary" in my query letter and I just took it out last night because I thought it was a little over the top.

That's it. I'm putting it back in.

:-)

Valeriebrbr said...

This has Sean Ferrell written all over it...

Janet Reid said...

Valeriebrbr, this one isn't Sean. We don't actually have a WalMart here in NYC, and Sean isn't allowed to leave the city after that incident with Jeff Somers, Dan Krokos and Snooki, down at the Jersey Shore.

Valeriebrbr said...

Now I'm hoping Smyrna, GA doesn't have a Wal-Mart. Sean's not bringing Snooki, is he?

lora96 said...

See, I'd rather clear the checkout lines by stage-whispering "They're giving out free cupcakes in the bakery? You're kidding!"

Janet Reid said...

Valerie, I'm pretty sure I'm coming to Smyrna solo. No hand grenades either. I'm soooo boring!

Keith Popely said...

Ever been to the Walmart in Wasilla? I'll send pictures.

Sarah W said...

The tone seems to be Jeff Somers . . . is he allowed out of New York? Would he leave if he could?

Courtney Barr - The Southern Princess said...

Oh how I love this! HILARIOUS!!! You just made my day.

I have a friend who researched bank robbers for a story and went into her local bank and asked a young high school teller "What would you do if I told you to give me the money and no one gets hurt?" The teller literally screamed "HELP" then handed her a pen. My friend tried to calm her down, explained everything, then asked calmly "Why on earth did you hand me a pen?" the girl replied "You didn't have a note. I thought robbers always handed a note." She was going to help my friend right her note..after she screamed of course!

Crazy things writers endure... ;o)

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stephen matlock said...

I hate it when Real Life trumps the imagination.

Sarah Allen said...

Ha! Wow, that is hilariously genius. I'll have to try that sometime...

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

Shauna said...

That's hilarious. I'm hoping in my heart it actually happened.

Since I won't be getting on a plane I could try to procure some grenades before you come down. It could really add impact to your Murder GS speech. Not to mention amping up your street cred.

Now I'm kind of wishing I actually knew how to do that... I'm so boring too. Although my husband did make a potato gun so- that could be exciting.

Valeriebrbr- I will give you a grand tour of all the Walmarts you like when you get here. Just don't yell crazy stuff- I don't own body armor.

Loretta Ross said...

Hmm. Believed to be Sean Ferrel or Jeff Somers. I'm thinking whoever did say it should be very flattered. Or very frightened. Or both. *G*

It still blows my mind that there's no Walmart in New York. Where do you go to buy socks, broccoli, peanut butter cups and beer?

StupidGirl said...

Oddly, this makes me feel better about some of the crazy things I have been researching!

storytreasury said...

That made me laugh! LOL

Loretta Ross - It is only the city and the outer boroughs that don't have Walmart. We get them at the local stores and from what I've seen from the Long Island Walmart, the prices aren't that different. I cannot understand why Walmart is considered so cheap when the prices at the local stores and the prices there are almost the same. I just don't get it. A quarter here and there don't make much of a difference, I don't think.