Well, over a week later, they still hadn’t featured it on the front page and I began to wonder if maybe I got a little too cheeky with my title: “At 200K, My Saturn is the Cockroach of Cars.” I thought it was a brilliant attention-getter, but maybe the Saturn folks weren’t too pleased with my analogy. I thought, “Okay, Linda. Let this be a lesson not to submit stuff when you’re nearing the end of your second Young’s Chocolate Stout.” Fair enough.
Then I started getting emails telling me that comments were coming in, and I saw that they had, in fact, positioned my piece on their featured page. And then yesterday I got an email from “The Saturn Team” with the title “Wow—You’re a Rock Star!” It said,
You are a huge hit with the Saturn fans! And we love you, too! Your post had a great response; people seem to love your style and view on life so we started thinking to ourselves, "Wouldn't it be great to have Vegas Linda Lou be a regular on our site?!!" We would love to see more of your witty posts....anything you've got from thoughts while driving down the road in your Saturn to your daily experiences with it, wherever the keyboard may take you.I’m sure there’s no compensation associated with this offer, though the first guy who contacted me promised me some “Saturn swag.” But still, it’s a bit of an accomplishment to get the attention of a major company’s corporate communication team, even if they do seem to be, um… going down the toilet. OMG, can you imagine if I single-handedly saved Saturn and the entire GM corporation? My delusions of grandeur never seem to end…
Anyway, you can read my post here. You long-time readers will recognize all the punchlines as crap you’ve already heard, and God bless you for reading all my crap. I love you all!