Dear Mr Worstall,
We are organising a conference which will bring thousands of people, on their expense accounts, to an “industry meeting” where they will pay $1,000 and up to us plus hotel bills to then be allowed to get pissed away from their wives. And, you know, sample the convention flesh.
We’d like you to be one of the speakers.
You’ll have to pay your own travel and hotel bill, meals and so on. Because it’s an honour that we allow you to speak at our conference.
Can we book you in?
And no, really, they’re serious.