At 09:16 14/07/98 +1000, you wrote:
>Some of you may recall a small item I posted to the list quite some time ago
>lauding the LensPen as a very useful, effective and convenient lens cleaning
>device. My support was genuine, temperate and quite unrelated to any other
>interest in the product.
>To my surprise, the President of the marketing firm in Portland, Oregon,
>USA, who must have been scanning the electronic airwaves for references to
>his products, emailed me, expressing thanks for my endorsement of this
>particular product. However, his thanks were not only some kind words but
>extended to a quite unsolicited mailing of 2 "cut-down" LensPens (consisting
>of just the special cleaning tip and compound in a barrel about 4cm in
>length - ie no brush, with its considerable extra length) and a newly
>released miniPro LensPen for very small lenses. All three are very
>gratefully accepted and will be put to good use over the coming years (my
>original is still going strong).
>However, am I now compromised? Can I ever again extoll the virtues of what
>I actually consider to be a very good little gizmo for birders? If I say
>more good things about it can I hope for a truckload of the little devils?
>Anyway, quite an interesting little tale of innocence lost and extra
>LensPens found, eh?
>From: Dr Richard Nowotny
> Melbourne, Australia
> Tel. (w) 61-3-9214.1420
I feel that you are almost (!) totally compromised. Your ONLY hope of
salvation is to send
ALL the free samples (AND any future ones) to me.
If you do this, then you can continue to extoll the virtues of anything you
with my blessing. (How about trying it for those little red-spot binos?)
Dr Peter Woodall email =
Division of Vet Pathology & Anatomy
School of Veterinary Science & An. Prod. Phone = +61 7 3365 2300
The University of Queensland Fax = +61 7 3365 1355
Brisbane, Qld, Australia 4072 WWW = http://www.uq.edu.au/~anpwooda
"hamba phezulu" (= "go higher" in isiZulu)