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Firm Consultant Re-enacts Her Version of ‘A Christmas Story’

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By Michael Cohn
December 27, 2012

Just in time for the holiday season, CPA firm consultant Rita Keller of Keller Advisors has decided to do her own version of a scene from the now-classic Jean Shepherd movie “A Christmas Story,” adapted for accountants.

No, it’s not any of the scenes involving a leg lamp. Actually, it’s the almost too painful to watch scene where a little boy takes the “triple-dog dare” of licking a flag pole on an icy winter day and promptly gets his tongue stuck to the pole.

In Rita’s version, an accountant takes the triple-dog dare of using social media to promote their firm, which should not be as dangerous a stunt. In her blog post, Rita also includes a photo of herself taking that triple-dog dare with the flag pole. Hopefully she didn’t need to use any hot water to extricate herself.

Using social media is generally considered safer than tonguing a frozen flag pole, though it’s still a good idea to be careful about those holiday party photos you post on your Facebook page.

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Credit to Rita for re-enacting this. (Who doesn't love "A Christmas Story?")

Of course, Rita is a full-grown adult and wise consultant- her interntional endeavor is probably well planned.

My experience at age 8 at my Vermont elementary school left me (or, my tongue anyways) quite unintentionally stuck on chain-link fence. Ouch! (The price you pay for trying to lick at fresh-fallen snow.)

As for social media, for many it's a crawl-walk-run process-unlike a do-or-don't proposition of licking a frozen flag pole, you can ease your way in.

Posted by: drewvast | December 27, 2012 3:57 PM

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