When I said I was infinitely bored yesterday, it was a mask. A necessary mask.
I rarely lie in this journal, less than once per sentence on average (bad joke).
But I was anything but bored last night and I knew it.
A few weeks ago I was voted President of the Brewery Art Association. Well, there are no perks, and yesterday I got kicked in the presidential balls. 20,000 invitations to our BIG EVENT arrived and there were glaring typos. Some neighbors confronted me and i lashed out. I had personally edited the frickin’ thing and as a publisher, you gotta live with some inconsistencies. But by the middle of the night, it became apparent that the errors were just too over the top – glaring, voluminous, depressingly amateur.
I was depressed, feeling I had let down a whole community of people. Plus, they had paid for that invite.
Well today it turns out that the printer of the invites had fucked everything up, not me (nor the people I was responsible for managing). A big relief. So I wrote an email to everyone here at the Brewery explaining the situation
To the Brewery Artwalk Participants:
There are egregious typographical errors in the Artwalk Invitation.
The errors have been discovered to be the fault of the printer.
The volunteers of the Artwalk Association designed and proofed a quality invitation.
The printer used an early version of the invitation -
one that had been sent in order to receive a pricing
quote. There is an obvious, irrefutable paper (eMail)
trail regarding this matter.
We are currently in negotiations with the printer to remedy this situation.
Our options are:
1. A speedy re-print by the at-fault printer
2. A refund from the at-fault printer and a speedy
printing by a different printer
3. A refund from the at-fault printer and spending of
the invitation monies on additional print advertising.
If we cannot have invitations ready for the community
by Friday evening at the latest, we will proceed with
a more aggressive print advertising campaign. There is
already a big advertisement (with the corect event
dates and information) planned for the LA WEEKLY on
the weekend of the event.
As it stands, the invitations with errors are
servicable, if a bit in need of corrections. They are
still available at i-5 gallery tonight (Wednesday, 7 -
9 pm.) and Friday afternoon from Noon – 5 pm.
Thank you for your patience and support,
Brewery Art Association
…and I still found time to let my girlfriend take me out to dinner!