[Ads-l] shocked = 'pleasantly surprised'

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Mon Jun 20 23:50:36 UTC 2016

"I am a filmmaker and recently graduated from a university. I was shocked when, by a stroke of good luck, hard work and fortunate timing, I managed to get myself booked onto a huge advertising job.  The work was extremely fulfilling, fast-paced and well paid."

"Name Withheld."  NYTimes Sunday Magazine, "The Ethicist," 27/1.


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