Not just Pittsburgh. GREATER Pittsburgh.

The next time you are sitting with your friends having lunch downtown and the conversation goes something like this:

Person: Hey, I saw today on the Greater Pittsburgh Convention and Visitors Bureau webpage that the arts festival is starting. We should go.

Person 2: Yeah. Hey maybe Nikki can come too. Let’s stop and see her.

Person: Where?

Person 2: She works at the Greater Pittsburgh Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Person: Awesome! Let’s go. Hey, you know what’s great about the Greater Pittsburgh Convention and Visitors Bureau? They have this cool Navigaytor that outlines the gay-friendly events in the Burgh!

Person 2: That is cool. Hey, look, here we are at the Greater Pittsburgh Convention and Visitors Bureau!

Greeter: Welcome to the Greater Pittsburgh Convention and Visitors Bureau, how may I help you?

That’s exhausting, eh? Good news.

Or you could be like me and just have been calling it the “Visitors Bureau.”





2 Comments

  1. Jen
    May 31, 2006 1:48 pm

    They paid $15,000 to find out that they needed a shorter name?!? Are you kidding. I could have told them that for free. It is not as if they are being ultra original. How silly!!



  2. Slytheringrrl
    May 31, 2006 4:34 pm

    I see a future for myself…the scene, a cocktail party:

    Beautiful person: So, Slytheringrrl, what do you do for a living?

    Slytheringrrl: I think up names for things.

    BP: And that…pays well?

    Slytheringrrl: Remember Kentucky Fried Chicken? I told them to start calling themselves KFC. Paid me 70 gajillion dollars.