Sounds like an Onion headline, doesn't it? Or even a headline that I might have written for one of my columns, as a joke. But it's neither. It actually happened. Today.
I received a message, not taped, but from an actual person who informed me that I was going to receive the National Leadership Award and I should call Washington - D.C. - for the details.
You bet I was excited. You don't win a National Leadership Award everyday.
I called (1- 877-213-0603...don't say I told you), and sure as shootin', they were expecting my call and yes, because of my contributions to the world of business I was getting the award. I'm guessing they discounted the closing of my three comedy clubs in the Philadelphia area, my inability to land another writing gig in TV for the past three years and my recent bankruptcy, but cripes, who cares how they figured it. An award is an award.
Not only that but, hold on to your seats, they wanted me to become Honorary Chairman of the Business Advisory Council! I'm not sure what the National Business Advisory Council is, but hells it's got some pretty damn important words in it, so who am I to question?
I know it sounds to good to be true, but here's the website they directed me to:
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