Earlier tonight, I checked my email, and was pleased to see someone had sent an email to me through hubpages.com. When I opened it, I could not believe my eyes. Someone claiming to be from a New York ad agency said she found a photo of me I used on a hub here: http://hubpages.com/hub/Man--The-Hairle … -Think-Not .
It seems that the agency was surfing the net to find a yearbook photo to use in PR trade publication ads. My first reaction was that this had to be a joke, but when I checked out the agency she claimed to be working for, it was a real agency, and she was on their staff.
The irony is that the picture they want to use (and pay me for the rights to use it) was one I absolutely hate, which is the reason why I used it in this hub in the first place.
Of course, if they really do want to use it, and the check they send to pay for it is actually good, I just might like it a little more!
The ultimate irony is that my family has a website on myfamily.com. My Uncle Ed always posts embarrassing photos of us on the family press on our birthdays. A couple years ago this July, my uncle posted THIS photograph on the family press, to which I responded that he could burn in hell for posting that picture. He'll enjoy it a little too much if this turns out to be for real. I will update y'all whether this is legitimate or not!
No.... Mothers know exactly what they're talking about when it comes to kids' hair and pictures. I'm a mother (although based on the hair-do in that picture, I'm guessing I'm nowhere near old enough to be YOUR mother ) - and I think it's a cute picture. (Just imagine: Now that picture may end up all over the Internet, or wherever else, FOREVER. :lol )
It appears this is for real. The agency responded to my email with a copy of the ad as they currently envision it. Now it's a matter of mom or my uncle, the family webmaster, to dig up the original photo and we'll be cooking with gas, so to speak.
When our hubs were once chosen, we had a way to see what was supposed to be fixed before it appeared on a niche site. Now I don't see anything like that. It could be me, but there was a way to see what they wanted added...