Yeah, sure. Come on, how’d you really get that job?
I interviewed for it like everyone else.
So it appears that you're not going to tell me the truth, huh? You're going to stick to the party line. I guess you don’t want to get anybody at Jameson in trouble.
No, no, no… it's not the party line. There's no big story.
[Obviously, there's a really big story here, a scandal that could propel me to the front page of the National Enquirer. But I tread carefully. Do a little research and nail her on the second interview.]
I’ll accept that. By the way, are there any of your jobs available? I mean, I've done public relations for a long time. I can market. So you got any marketing jobs for me?
Not at the moment, but you never know when we’re going to be expanding the staff, the team. But what you're doing is pretty important as an advocate of Jameson and spreading the word. Really, you are on the team.
[She is so slick. What a smart transition. I'm part of the team — the free, volunteer team. No wonder she's a senior brand manager.]
Yeah, I’m on the team, but I think there's more I can do. For example, I was thinking what a terrific marketing move it would be to make me Jameson's international spokesperson.
Wow, that is... that’s an impressive title. [She's laughing, but is it a laugh of delight or derision? Only time will tell.]
Yeah, I thought so too. Look, if that's asking too much, maybe just the spokesperson for northern Virginia. I’m not proud.
Mmmm. [She laughs, but I'm not sure...Hmmm.] You know what?
I don’t think we have that position, but I’ll talk to the powers that be. I can’t promise you anything, but I think it’s an interesting prospect. It’s beyond my authority though.
[I wonder if it's truly beyond her authority or if this is a just a polite brush-off. What would Stephen Colbert do in this situation? I know. Change the subject and introduce a really big idea.]
So, you folks don’t do TV advertising.
Not at the moment…
I look good on TV, I really do. I’ve done a lot of TV, and I make up well with the right wig and clothes. I could be terrific on TV, particularly with the things you don’t talk about, like the curative properties of Jameson. [Voila, a really big idea. Let her reject his one!]