Some time back (before she OD'd on 25 word synopses of her romantic fate) Miss Snark mentioned she'd been to holiday revels also attended by nincompoops. Several people asked what Miss Snark does when confronted by such people.
Not for nothing is Miss Snark snarky.
NW: I want to tell you about my book! blah blah blah
MS: Did you bring sample pages?
NW: (in a tone of stupefied delight) Yes!
MS: Did you bring an SASE?
MS: A self addressed, stamped envelope.
MS: Did you want me to read the pages right here and tell you what I think?
NW: (pretty sure now this conversation has taken a turn for the worse) well,no, not exactly.
MS: Without a stamped self addressed envelope with your pages, I'd really have no choice but to critique it here and tell you what I think.
NW: I guess I could mail it to you. Do you have a card?
MS: No, I wasn't planning on discussing business at a holiday party so I didn't bring my briefcase.
NW: (trying valiantly to save one shred of dignity) What's your website?
MS: I think the website that will help you the most is actually a blog: www.misssnark.blogspot .com. Check out the recent posts on the industry term "nitwittery".