PAY-A-COMPLIMENT DAY ©1995
slated annually for February 6
Celebrating its 14TH Year in 2008
“How did you ever think up that HOLIDATE?” is what hundreds of curious People have asked Ms. Koopersmith since she began this Goodwill Event nearly 14 years ago.” Adrienne begins: “I was in the right place at the right time when the Inspiration struck me. Would you like to hear the Story – the Eventological Formula? It’s quite easy to understand. It’s almost a Fable. I had boarded a CTA Bus #155 in my neighborhood early one morning. Bus drivers are told to only pick up riders at the designated stops although some People will run after a bus, as if in trying to hail a Taxi. This was the case. A Woman was half-a-block away from the Stop when the Bus rolled on past. The wind chill index was nearly zero; it was a bitterly, blustery February Day, the kind Chicago is well-known for. That’s why we’re thrilled February is a short month! The Bus Driver saw this frantic woman waving from his peripheral vision. I was already on board and watching the ‘Action.’ He immediately stopped the Bus and pulled over so she could hop-on-board. Delighted he had seen her (in stress), she ran to the Bus that had pulled over, boarded and thanked the driver profusely. This rare act(ion)saved her both time and waiting a spell in the severe cold. Who knows what she was hurrying off to. Perhaps a sick child in a hospital or another emergency? We will never know but can assume. Thinking of all the possibilities, when I got to my Stop and exiting the vehicle, I merely commented to the Bus Driver:
“I’m going to pay you a Compliment. Here it comes: 'That was really nice of you to stop for that Woman. A really decent thing to do...'”
He listened as he slowed the bus down and seemed genuinely pleased that I had witnessed that random Gesture of Kindness. later that day when in my Studio, that Episode then became the Basis for this HOLIDATE: PAY-A-COMPLIMENT DAY ©1995. The CTA Bus Driver's unselfish Act also warmed the Remainder of My Day and therefore, it’s now eventologically fixed to warm all other subsequent February Sixes.
WORKING DYNAMICS OF PAY-A-COMPLIMENT DAY ©1995: Only genuine and soulful Compliments are to be made Today. Nothing should be premeditated although thinking of how to compliment our Family Members, Lovers, Neighbors, Co-Workers or even a Stranger-on-the-Street is highly recommended. When a sincere Compliment comes straight from the Heart and a Glance is exchanged from a well-meaning and well-intentioned Person – when it comes from out-of-nowhere and is least expected, said Compliment is borne from a Special Place and arrives as a Total Surprise. That Action alone registers the Statement as a bona fide Compliment.
In the Coldth of Winter (here in The Northern Hemisphere), what could be finer than that? “What better way is there to warm up the Frigid Climes of early February than by PAC (Paying-A-Compliment)?” ADRIENNE asks. “FYI,” She adds: “PAY-A-COMPLIMENT DAY ©1995 is celebrated on August 8TH in the Southern Hemisphere.”
TV, RADIO, WEBCASTS, PUBLICATION & STORY IDEAS:
1. ASK (clad in a PAC Jacket with an emblazoned Logo & Insignia highlighted) approaches People-on-the-Street armed with a Camera Man & Microphones and stops Residents (of whatever Town she is hired to visit) to compliment them and/or tell them about PAC Day ©1995. This Effort is then used for Live Feeds and streaming Webcasts in order to spread the Goodwill Cheer to others who were not touched by a compliment on February 6.
2. Assign one of your Senior Staff Writers to interview ASK regarding the 5W’s of Journalism and how she created this unique Event, now in its 14TH year.
3. By the same Token, you may wish to HIRE ASK for 2008 for your Publication in a Column called: ASK, THE EVENTOLOGIST ®.
4. For TV/Radio & Webcasts: ASK & The Hosts of any Talk Show Medium hit 'The Streets' armed with Microphones and stop People, Workers and Visitors to graciously compliment them and/or tell them about PAC Day ©1995. All of this is televised.
5. Pay-A-Compliment Day ©1995 has been condensed into a 16-page Children’s Book, suitable for ages 3-8 in order for them to be properly introduced to the Eventological Style of Living Life in the 21ST Century. That Equation focuses on a healthier and wiser Outlook, instilling the Eight (8) Virtues that ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith inspires in others and promotes under the Auspices of:
The ART of EVENT-Making
Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith’s Campaigns For Humanity ©1990.
An Assortment of Chicago Talent (Illustrators, Fine Artists, Water Colorists, Graphic Artists, Computer Graphic Artists and Cartoonists, as well as using ASK’s own Photographs) have been employed to illustrate said HOLIDATE ® according to Koopersmith’s specific Instructions. An astute Book Publisher (preferably from New York City) who has been in the Book Industry for 50+ years is currently being sought to distribute this poignant Series. Her ultimate Plan includes all 1,500+ of these classic, unique and original HOLIDATES, a complete Series (that fall into 35 specific Categories) and deluxe EVENT-O-PEDIA ® Set.
Booklets and/or Info Sheets are/were created for this and the other 1,500+ HOLIDATES (that are housed in 35 distinct Genres) and are updated regularly. ASK’s EVENT-O-PEDIA ® was released in 1997. Upon EVENTOLOGY’s 20TH Year Anniversary, another EVENT Encyclopedia will be published.
PREDICTIONS FOR 2008: According to ADRIENNE SIOUX KOOPERSMITH, Thematic Events are now aptly called:
This Concept is elaborated moreso in THE CHRONICLES OF EVENTOLOGY ® and is the Basis of KOOPERSMITH’s 1,500+ HOLIDATES TO CELEBRATE. All HOLIDATES ® are meticulously placed on specifically chosen Dates of Appeal and specialized Seasons of The Year and have a decisive Theme and Drill that can be used for a wide Array of School Curriculums, Parties, Marketing Studies, Slow News Days, Social Clubs, Senior Citizen Gatherings, Radio & TV Programming, Life-in-General, etc.
Because People are partial and gravitate towards Themes (in which they can plan future Activities around), ADRIENNE SIOUX KOOPERSMITH’s HOLIDATES (that fall into 35 specific Categories) are ideal in which to layout a Calendar, an Editorial Month or a Family’s, Individuals’, Media or School’s Agenda.
COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT AND/OR PLAGIARISM ACTS:
All HOLIDATES ® are copyrighted, protected by Law and archived in Washington, D.C. since July 25, 1990 when EVENTOLOGY officially was launched. None of these Events can be used in any Form without notifying and gaining the Express Permission of its Creator and Author: ADRIENNE SIOUX KOOPERSMITH at:
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Any Copyright Infringement of these HOLIDATES will be immediately turned over to Legal Prosecutors.