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    Hit the Fed’s tip jar

    Hit the Fed’s tip jar

    From a reader known to me but who asked to stay anonymous:

    Not even sure what kind of subject line to give this one:

    One of the pieces of our business involves providing media research to the general public. We strive to provide a very affordable service using the latest toys and technology… not an easy trick.

    Last week, we got a request from the local branch of the Federal Reserve to review and document a recent PR event they held. I quoted them a total price under $250 including delivery and sent them the work order for approval. We finally heard back this morning. They cancelled the order – “They just can’t afford it right now”.

    Don’t get me wrong – I completely understand and respect a client that is conscientious about observing a budget, but when the Federal Reserve tells you they can’t afford something it’s time to start worrying.

    You’re welcome to use that story – please withhold name and city – several of my clients read your blog!

    And I’ve got to get back to work – I have a $250 shortfall in this week’s budget to make up before the end of the day.


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    OcTEApi | June 2, 2012 at 11:37 am

    hehe video document the event?

    Total Absorption -The Movie

    Maybe we can borrow a couple of hundred bucks from the secret Pakistan stash.

    Browndog | June 2, 2012 at 11:55 am

    A very entertaining and informative video-

    designed to hold your attention while explaining our complicated banking system to lay persons/ young people.

    LukeHandCool | June 2, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    I wonder if the person who sent the notice of cancellation because the Federal Reserve couldn’t afford the $250 chuckled a bit while he was writing it?

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