firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.