News & Views Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Stanton's customers say “the darndest things” Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Funny-email03[1]Here at Stanton’s, we get dozens of e-mails every day.  Most are questions about various music products but some can really be “outside the box.”  They can run the gamut from the sublime to the ridiculous.  To lighten your day a little bit, here are a few samples.  These are verbatim.

1.)  Although we don’t accept manuscripts, we thought this was cute, even if he was e-mailing us for our e-mail address!

“I have written a music manuscript for youngsters; thus please give ne (sic) your e-mail address to send it to you. Best Wishes, Claus R**** (not santa claus, although I look like him)”

2.)  The request seemed legitimate, but we were then puzzled when we noticed the e-mail address.  You’d think he’d have easy access to the thing he had requested!

“Trying to find a brass ensemble or wind instrument arrangement of the Army Song.  I am not sure what the official name of the music is.  I vaguely recall a title “G.I. Joe”.  However, I have not been successful researching that title either.” David C*****@//us.army.mil/

3.)  Sometimes you wonder what was going on at the other end!

“need the karaoke for brooks and dunn hillbilly request fo r the song ZAGAIN need sheeet music, cd and karaokake shhet musuc ,book wharever as i’ll take, ron”

4.)  A Brazilian customer, in the best English he could muster, checked via e-mail on the status of an order and was informed that his music was on its way to him.  His reply:

“Very thank!  I am very happy with his one reports.”

It’s nice to be able to properly serve our customers even when there is a bit of a language barrier.

Keep on contacting the band, choral, keyboard, orchestra and popular music departments, and we’ll do our best to help you with whatever the request, but–fair warning–you may end up in our next post!

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