I had to turn down an offer recently from Nevada Health Care Forum to moderate a panel of experts and politicians. So imagine my amazement when I received an e-mail from the organizer telling me, “While I know you are not available to moderate we would love to have you attend part of the program.” And then this stunner stunner
device used in abattoirs to stun an animal so that it is unconscious when it is bled out.
a captive-bolt, nonpenetrating device, activated by a standard bullet. : “If you are interested in attending, we would be willing to allow you free access to the event if you would include a small advertisement in In Business and/or the Las Vegas Sun The Las Vegas Sun is one of Las Vegas, Nevada's two daily newspapers. It is owned by the Greenspun family and is affiliated with Greenspun Media Group.
The paper was published in the afternoons on weekdays from 1990-2005. publications.” That is, you can come to our event and get in for free if you get us a free ad in the publications you write for, which knew nothing about this. That is, a totally unethical quid pro quo [Latin, What for what or Something for something.] The mutual consideration that passes between two parties to a contractual agreement, thereby rendering the agreement valid and binding. [--] an ad for access. Astonishing a·ston·ish
tr.v. as·ton·ished, as·ton·ish·ing, as·ton·ish·es
To fill with sudden wonder or amazement. See Synonyms at surprise. .