28 August 2008

Pop Quiz #2

Today's quiz will be in geography.

From: marketresearch@ets.org

Subject: ETS Invites You To Participate In A Focus Group Session in NEW DEHLI
Date: August 28, 2008 6:39:38 PM EDT
To: THEFIRECAT@xxxxxx.net
Reply-To: marketresearch@ets.org

Educational Testing Service is conducting a series of informal discussion groups with students around the world about their experience taking standardized tests for graduate admissions purposes.

A two-hour discussion group will be held in the NEW DEHLI area on September 23, 2008. Individuals selected to participate in the group will be paid at the conclusion of the session. Light refreshments will also be provided.

If you would like to participate, you must complete a brief, 10 minute survey. Since space for the discussion group is limited, we encourage you to complete the survey within 24 hours of receipt of this email. The survey can can be accessed by clicking on the following link:

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If you cannot access the survey by clicking on the link, please copy the entire link and paste it directly into the address bar of your web browser.

Are they serious?? I can't even fly to the informal discussion group in 24 hours. The only way New Dehli is even remotely close to New Jersey is on an alphabetical list. And even then, New Hampshire, New Hanover, and arguably Newt Gingrich are between them, depending on how you file.

And these are the people who graded the test that will decide where I get my PhD. Shudder.


Lilibeth said...

Maybe they have a deal with the airlines and are just hoping. . . besides I'm sure the "light refreshments" will more than make up for the money you spent on travel. ha ha

Anonymous said...

Hi,I delivered this email as well from ETS.I suspected if it is a fraudulent mail

Isn't it a fraudulent mail,is it?

Linda Jacobs said...

Too crazy! I like your comments, though!

anthonynorth said...

I know the world is shrinking, but ...

Minnesota Matron said...

I'd hop on a plane, stupidity duly noted, just to get out of here. NO! I haven't see the billboard for the Daily show. . . where on 94, neighbor?

Patois42 said...

Hysterically funny, in particular "and arguably Newt Gingrich." Leavin' on a Jet Plane.

susan said...

Your reaction to the invitation is hilarious. Side note, I live in a complex with a significant Indian population and I sometimes feel like we live in a little New Dehli. I feel closer to you than you really are.

gautami tripathy said...

I loved reaing this!

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