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Mark Hoffmann

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The Insurance Ad
« on: August 29, 2019, 07:42:01 AM »
I wrote this years ago, but the picture below, from a genuine email marketing campaign, brought it to mind.

The Insurance Ad

The photographer,
tipped, tilted, reflective heads
measured the light.
"For this one I need you to look smug."

The model re-arranged his face.
"What are you doing?
You look like you're taking a crap."
The man relaxed,
his expression an empty page:
          "What does smug look like?"
"Never mind. Use the constipation face;
the client will never notice."
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Re: The Insurance Ad
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2019, 11:12:26 AM »
One of our local councillors looked just like that.  The first time we met I was reminded of one of Dad's sayings, and experience confirmed my suspicions.

"I wouldn't trust that man alone with a dead dog."