Thursday, August 07, 2008

day 1: no response yet

michael ball has not yet written me back. my first email i sent to info@rockracing.com it isn't very likely that such an email will go through. so, being a persistent SOB that i am, i tried some variations of likely email addresses:
mball@rockracing.com
michael.ball@rockracing.com
michael_ball@rockracing.com
ball@rockracing.com
all of these bounced back with error messages.

then, i thought to myself: michael ball is a superstar. he wants to be known just by his first name. so i tried michael@rockracing.com and no bounce back! for several minutes i was filled with glee with my successful sloothing. even if i did not get a response, i took joy knowing my email ended up in michael ball's inbox.

but then i thought: perhaps that didn't go to michael ball. i am sure there are other people name "michael" who work there. and then i remembered michael creed rides for rock racing. i "met" michael creed at that encino 400 lap race (or whatever that crazy shit was). by "meet" i mean, i saw him and yelled profanities at him. shit, if you are doing a 400 lap race, you want to be called a "sack of shit", right? he liked it. he blew kissy faces at us when he swung up track.

so, i sent another email to the obliquitous "michael" @ rockracing.com. this time, i directed it to mr. creed:

hello, this is beth again.
if this is michael creed, can you please forward that previous email to michael ball? much appreciated, as there are lots of lady track riders who are very anxious for some keirin cut jeans! (michael creed, we saw you at encino last year for that crazy 100k race. we were standing and heckling you between turn 1 and 2.... giving you "hot or not" rating on a 10 point scale. you started making kissy faces at us when pulling off the paceline to increase your score. in fact, we have some pretty funny pictures of you making kissy faces at us during the race.) if this actually is michael ball, we like michael creed. keep him on your team. and please make us some big quaded keirin cut girl jeans! lots of us want them- market is there i promise! i have lots of friends who would be happy to be proto-types for sizing. you could schedule this right after track nationals at ADT oct 1-5, and we will all be down in LA so you can size us up. thank you very much.
-beth
alas, no response from either michael ball or michael creed. doing my best to advocate for keirin cut jeans. i suggest you sending an email yourself to michael@rockracing.com with the subject line "keirin cut jeans". we like to do such grassroots advocacy to politicians when trying to push a certain bill forward. no reason the same techniques should not work with keirin cut jeans. please, send an email with you plea! thank you very much.

6 comments:

mhernandez said...

so, so

SO good.

jAndy donka-donk said...

your email went to him, I know for sure cuz that is how this bigger than life itself types are about emails within their company. I bet he has an admin that checks it for him though, you may hit the waste can before he can sync it onto his iphone.....

But I can help you with his likely response, and remember this didnt come from me, I am chanelling the Ball from the other side....

"we already make keirin cut womens jeans, you can find them in the mens section. Now stop spamming me you tomboy and go practice your track stands at a traffic light or something...."

"almost forgot, check out our website for a chance at purchasing our new fresh R&R team kits, a set can be yours for only $439 with free shipping, dawg that is cheaper than two sets of keirin cut womens jeans...."

Balls out

Margin Walker said...
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twinkiepatissier said...

i hope they don't think you are a stalker and file a police report. you know, that's just how hollywood works...

maybe, lady panda can hook you up...

Holly Roberts said...

Maybe you should have tried: balls@rockracing.com

Just a thought, but that's some funny sh*t...

liquidwrench said...

I love it. I've sent off a message of my own to "michael" and I'm eagerly awaiting a response as well. What fun!