Remember December of 2006? We sure don't. However, that was the year that Wall Streeters, as we noted at the time, took home $23.9 billion in bonuses. Their money trickled down to certain segments of the economy, like image consultant/personal shoppers, who certainly had a busy season. One of them, Samantha von Sperling, told Bloomberg about how her phone was ringing off the hook in search of $50,000 canary diamond engagement rings, $175,000-a-week outings to the Amalfi Coast and $185,000 Marquis Jets gift cards. The market correction probably means that Mrs. von Sperling's phone is a bit quieter this year, but we recently heard from her husband, Georg, who said our two-year-old item had a glaring error that demands its own correction:
————— Forwarded message ————— From: Georg von Sperling Date: Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 8:26 PM Subject: Googling my wife, I came across something that I'd like you to correct To: firstname.lastname@example.org Hi Gabriel, Thank you for taking the time to read this email. I was googling my wife, and came across this article posted on Gawker by Doree Shafrir. Doree commented on my wife's name in some pretty crass terms. [Exact awesome quote: "okay, there's no fucking way that's not a made-up name, but whatever" -Ed] Any chance that could be corrected? Samantha's first name is certainly Samantha, and my last name is certainly mine.So anyway, Doree. Samantha von Sperling is totally her actual real name. Glad we could clear that up.