… called the 800# on the side of the Grey Poupon jar.

I don’t know why, really. I just couldn’t imagine that there are that many mustard-related questions out there.

So I called. It was a recorded message offering to send me some recipes.

But I give them credit for making it specific to mustard (it wasn’t the main Kraft Foods customer line) and making it easy for me to reach them.

Many solo professionals, by contrast, don’t even put a phone number on their own web site.

What if I want to ask a question about your mustard – so that I can hire you?

4 thoughts on “called the 800# on the side of the Grey Poupon jar.

  1. Laura Ellis

    I guess if you don’t have a phone number on your website, you don’t quite “cut the mustard?”. I’m sorry. I couldn’t resist. I will go back to work now.

    1. michael Post author

      You and I have much in common in the joke realm, I’m afraid. 10,000 bonus points to you!

  2. Samantha

    Really? Do you welcome phone calls? Even from people who are hoping to get what you’re selling for free? After all, you’re the expert, all they want is advice, which is no big deal . . .
    My father was an attorney, and he had on the wall of his waiting room a quote attributed to none other than Abraham Lincoln: “A lawyer’s time and advice are his stock in trade.” In other words, don’t expect to draw upon my time and advice without paying for it. What’s you theory about this?


  3. michael Post author

    I suppose it’s all a matter of degree, Sam.
    Thanks for writing!

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