Posted by Carlene (Maine) on November 17, 2000 at 19:30:29:
I would call ahead and try to set up a meeting. Promise to only take a certain amount of time and then get out of there. Send a warm thank you card after. I would be more ‘smart and friendly’ than ‘business like.’ Some will be really nice and some will NOT. (I sent you an email about a real meanie!) If they are smart enough to see that you could really help them, you’ll be in. If they aren’t smart enough to see it, then you want to move on anyway.