When somebody downloads software from our web site we follow up a few days later with an e-mail asking how their trial went. Sometimes people write back. Here's a reply that made me smile.
From: ***** [mailto:******@*****.com]
Sent: 17 July 2009 19:03
To: Red Gate
Subject: RE: Red Gate Customer follow up
I did not, in fact, enjoy my trial. Nor did I enjoy the fact that my attorney slept through half of it. And the only answer I got was to the question "Where will Adam be spending the next five to ten years?"
I was set up. I had no idea she was 13. She looked 15.
Now I have to register as a sex offender in every state, and they won't let me entertain at kids' birthday parties with my "Pockets the Clown" character's "Guess What's In My Pocket?" routine.
You mean the software, right?
Sorry, I thought you meant–
Yes, the software was wonderful. Stupendous, in fact. Truthfully, in a word, it was glorious.