Thursday, April 24, 2008

Best. Rejection. Letter. EVAH.

Oh my good gravy y'all.

A while back I had applied to this Craiglist posting which said it was looking for bloggers who could write about parenting and family and relationships and whatnot. I responded to the Craiglist ad and then forgot about it. If memory serves (and it may not because I check every single Craiglist board for the entire country and apply to anything I might be remotely qualified for in relation to writing) this particular ad asked you to list your blog or blogs, if you currently had one.

So I did.

I'll spare you the entire letter, but this gem just screams to be posted:

"Unfortunatley in today's society everyone with an blog thinks they are a writer. Ma'am, you are many things, but you are not a writer."



I wonder what those things are? They can't even SEE my hot ass on this blog, so that can't be it.

I responded, "Thank you for your consideration" and the email bounced back.

Seriously? Didn't I say I was going to write a book of all my rejection letters? Because this one is so LOLtastic, it's going to have to go into the book.

29 comments:

Missybw said...

And now I'm so relieved that I didn't submit mine for that, because I saw it too. Not too sure my fragile ego could take that kind of beeyotch slapping. Ouch!

Robyn said...

Yeahhhhh...I think they need to go back to school and learn how to use proper English. You know, where to put commas and when to use A and AN. That is hilarious.

They suck so hard, they are going to put vacuum cleaners out of business.

Keetha said...

Are you kidding me? Seriously?That's for real? Seriously. You just keep on keeping on.

Kimberly said...

Oh. My. Heck.

So glad they're complete morons, because you so wouldn't want to work with people that whacked in the head.

Oi!

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

Did he seriously spell like that?? I'm so appalled.

I am Trish Marie said...

You can't even be offended by something that idiotic.

And, you know, I would REALLY like to know what those other things that they think you are.

Jan said...

Just....wow.

Jenski said...

Sounds like someone (the Craigslist poster, to name names) is a giant douchebag who is trying to make everyone as miserable as he or she is.

AnnieM said...

What an ass-clown. They don't even know what they're missing!

Dawn~a~Bon said...

Dude. That's just mean!

KiKi said...

Means nothing. They don't know you or anything about you. Screw em.

They'll regret this when you're famous. Mark my words.

Angie said...

I'm sorry. I think you're an awesome writer -- I mean, why else would I come here 365 days a year???

They're crazy.

EE said...

What an a#$!

EE said...

What an a#$!

Morgan Leigh said...

Yeah, ok, they couldn't have possibly been legit. What a boob.

::eye roll::

Don't listen to that idiot. :)

Edie said...

It would be incredibly interesting to hear what this person feels qualifies someone as a writer.

What a punk!

Brown Eyed Girl said...

Whatever.

You need to just hold onto your first published piece and send it to him in a frame with a copy of this email attached to it!

tiger lamb girl said...

Spam, me thinks!

Christie said...

obviously he didn't actually look at your blog and many many readers.

so if you're not a writer, doesn't that make us not readers?

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Priscilla said...

NO THEY DID NOT!

Honestly!

Is that necessary? Wouldn't a simple no thank you, or not at this time do? Maybe 'cleverly cruel' is part of their job description. Like Simon, everybody enjoys an ass. Except the target.

Amy W said...

Are you kidding me??

Crazy people out there!

Kelly M said...

Dear god, I can't believe they actually wrote that...there are nicer ways to put it! Ignore them they are arses! Cuz your awesome!

Catwoman said...

I don't know which is funnier. The fact that they used the word "Ma'am", the fact that the two sentences are riddles with spelling and grammatical mistakes. Or the fact that this superior-sounding moron is sending this crap out to YOU who is followed by how many hundreds of people????

You, ma'am, are many things. Including a writer that makes me giggle on a frequent basis. Send boychild after him, I say.

I'm Mikey said...

Bunch of asshats. Don't let them get ya down. When you're published, you can send them a copy and a copy of that email.
UGGGHHHHH! People suck.
You ARE a writer!!!

frannie said...

holy crap-a-moly!!! that is rough!

clearly, (s)he is a lot of things... most of which I can not bring myself to say outloud.

stepmomof2 said...

Hilarious!

squishytushy said...

Clearly she did not bother actually READING your blog, cuz you? Are not just a writer, but a GREAT writer.

So piss on her.

SJ said...

Hmm, well okay then.

Dumbshit Craigslist email person.

Jhianna said...

Totally fantastic rejection letter, keeper :)