Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Calling All Purple Ticket Holders!

What you can do with that purple ticket…

While glued to MSNBC yesterday watching the inauguration (along with the pre-game and post-game shows, so to speak), I heard some of the commentators mentioning that there were people who had tickets to the swearing-in ceremony but were unable to claim their rightful seats. I thought about how heartbreaking that would be – to be so close and to have a ticket but to be turned away.

Imagine my surprise when I discovered that the tickets were color-coded and that it was thousands of the people holding purple tickets who were denied access. You can read about them at the Huffington Post, and get a first-hand account from a holder of a “cursed purple ticket” at Barack Oblogger.

Being “purple” people, they weren’t about to take this injustice lying down – even though they were packed into an underground tunnel so tightly that they were unable to move. Already, more than 1,000 people have joined the “Purple Tunnel of Doom” Facebook group. And there are calls for President Obama to do something to compensate these ticket holders, many of whom had worked their hearts out to help him win the election.

Well, purple people, the President has a pretty full inbox, and helping you out may not be at the top of his list but it is at the top of mine. As you may have guessed, I have a special place in my heart for the color purple, so let’s turn that lemon into lemonade.

Here’s the deal: Purple Raincoat will turn your purple Obama inauguration ticket into a beautiful framed keepsake that will bring a smile to your face when you look at it. It’s a way to accentuate the positive, if you will, which feels appropriate given the tone of the new administration.

The Purple Ticket keepsake is going to be a special size and have a special price: $44 in honor of our 44th President (plus tax and shipping, as appropriate – hey, a girl has to make a living). This offer could be withdrawn at any time, but I will guarantee it for the next 44 days – that would be until March 6, 2009. Call or email us today so you can pick yourself up and dust yourself off…you get my drift.

Power to the Purple People! Purple Raincoat is here for you. See, don’t you feel better already?

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