It's so nice to be chatted up, dontchathink? It feels so web 2.0 when people ask us if we'll sell. We've been here before mind you (remember 1999? I do.) but this is still the funniest proposition yet. How much google stock should we ask for? Never trust a lawyer that uses gmail some say - I say never trust a lawyer who is also a comedian. "Your honor, she's leading the witless!" - full email inside.
Dear Ask Dabitch,
I am an attorney and business broker acting on behalf of a client who is interested in the possibility of acquiring your website "Adland," including all its underlying operations and assets.
The client is a small, privately-held company based in the United States.
The company wishes to remain anonymous at this time, but is open to either a stock, cash, or hybrid deal. Here are some initial questions for you at this time:
1. Are you interested in selling the website and its underlying operations and assets?
2. Can you envision relinquishing the properties to a new owner in their entirety?
3. If so, do you have a price in mind for the property of Adland and all its content?
4. Would you prefer to be involved with the project that would result out of an acquisition?
I can be reached at the following email. I will wait to hear from you either way, and I appreciate your time.
Best, Azhar M. Usman, Esq.
Naah, can't be - Azhar M. Usman works for Afeef Law Offices as far as I can google, and they do everything from practising in personal injury, employment discrimination, criminal, civil rights, family, medical malpractice, products liability etcetera and so on - hmmm, I don't see anything about setting up gazillion-dollar google buy-outs there. Oh poo!
So, as for
#1 - are you interested in giving us craploads of moolah?
# 2 depends on how many digits are in your number one offer - so there. Hint - there should be at least nine.
#3 yes I do, what of it?
#4 Actually, I'm one of the assets, so you'd need to keep me on the payroll.
And what is it with the Capitalise Every Word In A Subject Thing? They Are Not All Equally Important Cut It The Hell Out.
(For the record, I replied to the email at once on the 18th, and I've emailed the Afeef Law Offices - I have yet to receive a reply back from either. I'm not playing hard to get, this proposal is fake.)