Just got this email from the nice folks at Columbia Regional Business Report.
I know they mean well. They see this as their way of being helpful. But I must disagree, and most vehemently.
But how can they bring themselves to say something so absurd as “Money Matters don’t have to be frightening?”
By its very nature, the phrase “Money Matters” is a grim and urgent warning. It tells us that we are about to be subjected to at least several seconds, if not excruciating minutes, of words having to do with the most painfully soporific subject on the planet… money.
It’s a dead giveaway. There is no way that anything pleasant can follow a headline with “Money Matters” in it. It says, Here I come! You’d better run!
If you’re not quick enough, the initial words (ugly and mysterious words, like “accrual” and “debentures”) will give way to spreadsheets, if you’ll forgive me for mentioning something so unpleasant.
There are people, I am told, who enjoy talking about money. But they are from another planet, one with characteristics in common with the Bizarro World.
In any case, I appreciate the warning. Let’s skedaddle…