I have three more radio interviews coming up this week.
What I haven't decided yet is if I should tell you in advance.
I mean, if I don't tell you, then Pfizer's PR people go crazy trying to find out where I'm going to be, so they can send one of their letters to the radio station in advance.
At least they've stopped writing that Dr. Rost knows naaaaaaaaaaaaaathing. Now they mostly send court papers, dozens of pages.
But if I do tell you I will make it easier for them to send their little Peter Rost letters. In a way I want them to continue to do that. You see, that way there is dynamic and conflict right away. Big company can't stay away from fired employee, and keeps sending letters. And then we have something to talk about for an entire hour.
Funny thing is, big company PR departments often execute flawlessly, the problem they have is that WHAT they execute, the strategy, is often warped. The more attention they give to me, the more credibility they give me. Best would be for them to be totally silent and stop acting like bullies. But that is hard, you know, your boss asks, "what have you done about Dr. Rost today," and then you can't say the best thing to do is nothing.
Of course, you may wonder, how I can write something like this. Perhaps they will follow my advice, and then I don't get any more fun letters from Pfizer arriving ahead of me at varous media outlets.
Cool, don't worry. The problem for Pfizer is they don't really know if this is good advice, or if I use reverse psychology. Or perhaps they know, that I know, that they know, that I know that they know that I use reverse psycholgy. And then it becomes impossile to know anything.
It's tough to read this blog, it takes experience and know-how to really know what I mean. Not even I do, sometimes. And that's the whole idea. Imagine how much fun we'll have in depositions when they ask what I meant, what the legal disclaimer applied to, and so on. And even I will be too confused to give a coherent answer.
After all, this blog is not meant to be used in a court room. I make that very clear in the disclaimer. But just like bulls with little red flags dangling in front of them, certain lawyers are likely to run right into those red flags. Of course, that could also have been an attempt at reverse psychology.
Or perhaps, I'm just getting a bit tired. I just finished off a photo shoot with a very big magazine. I'll tell you more about that next week. They had no space for Pfizer's letters they said. Or maybe that was just in my head.
Signing off for today. But I may change my mind.