As I had briefly whined about in an entry several months ago, HFCC has been using a particularly horrific picture of me for some of their press. Of course, that was in August, and no mention of any more advertising travesties have been made to me since that time, so I was feeling pretty confident that the situation was over. Until today.
While walking down the hall one of the instructors uttered the cryptic sounding statement, “Hey, featured student!”
“What?”, thought I.
A short while later, one of the workstudy students opened a browser window and the default homepage opened up. The HFCC main page.
…and that’s when we saw it.
Clicking through the link brings me to more horrifying visions…
Yes, the picture that will not die… WILL NOT DIE!
It’s not that I’m not flattered. I really am. Truly. But this is an atrocious picture of me. I don’t really look like this. At all. Even a bit. Do I? And isn’t “Marketing Entrepreneur” overselling the case just a tad? I mean, Marketing Entrepreneur? Really?
As I have mentioned once or twice, there is this particularly horrific picture of me that the HFCC PR department took that resurfaces periodically with the apparent intent of causing me embarassment. In this picture’s last adventure I was the “featured student” and the photo was on the front page of the website. Not so bad, I mean, how many people go to the web site, and more importantly, how many people actually read the front page?
This week, they upped the ante. This came in the mail:
I am rather impressed, however, that they find different soundbytes from the lengthy interview process to use for each advertising method. This one reads (for those that can’t see it):
I’m the custodial parent to two children, ages nine and ten. Spending time with my kids is important. Being an HFCC co-op student really works well with my schedule. I’m able to work and take classes while my kids are in school. I can even see improvement in my children’s schoolwork now that I’m around more.
Oh, and this time, I’m a…
Former soldier, US Army; Marketing Entrepeneur; Computer Software Developer; Future teacher; Single parent
in addition to being an HFCC student. I have to say, I’m somewhat more impressed with myself.
But DAMNIT that’s a crappy picture.