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Old 08-13-2006, 05:58 AM   #21
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Some things just never change. A long time ago, in the military, at least the Army, officers were "required" to have "calling cards" which were deposited in a dish or other container when one "called" on the commander and usually his spouse at thier home. The cards were used on other formal occassions. Of course I think this custom may have gone by the wayside now. But the idea of the plain (name, email, address, phone number) makes real sense now.
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Re: My card, sir.
Old 08-13-2006, 11:21 AM   #22
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Of course I think this custom may have gone by the wayside now. But the idea of the plain (name, email, address, phone number) makes real sense now.
It's still required at both the Naval Academy & West Point... and I'm sure there are a few places in senior officer houses around the world.

Remember all the codes indicated by folding down different corners of the card? Yeah, me neither.

But this is when the cards were made by engraving the form on a brass plate, paying for a bulk purchase, and waiting a couple weeks for the order to come in. I ordered 1000 cards in the early 90s (it probably saved me two or three dollars over the 200-card purchase) and they lasted over a decade.

I much prefer watching my nephew the Army Ranger cycle through various signatures in his e-mails.
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Re: My card, sir.

I have no problem with the personal card that has only basic information on it. When I was a company president, I had two sets of cards, one with title and the other just with name.

It was fun to see the difference in treatment between the two cards, I always used the untitled cards at trade shows to avoid getting targetted on callback lists. If I was making a joint call with a junior salesman, I would also use the untitled card so the salesman could maintain call control.

(Hmm maybe I should print a set with Portfolio Manager on them just to see what happens...)
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(Hmm maybe I should print a set with Portfolio Manager on them just to see what happens...)
The company I currently work for doesn't use titles on business cards. I don't know how far up the food chain the "blind" cards go.

When you're retired, why not put something with more umph... Director of Strategic Investments
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The company I currently work for doesn't use titles on business cards.* I don't know how far up the food chain the "blind" cards go.

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I had a perfect stranger hand me his card, so he & his wife could get a tax write off on the meal!
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I had a perfect stranger hand me his card, so he & his wife could get a tax write off on the meal!*
Smart move. I should look at something like that for myself. Unfortunately, you eventually have to do something that makes money. That sounds too much like work.
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Yes.* And based on his lack of depth perception in timing his crossing, I would guess he needed a new prescription.*

Wonder why that turkey crossed the road?
Maybe they were beer goggles... and he was chasing a "beautiful" pair of breasts...
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