I used to work at the Roanoke Times, sitting next to the real estate reporter. At one point she thought it would be a fun story to compare the photos REALTORS® put in their ads with what they really look like. (One in particular had been the butt of jokes from others — “She hasn’t looked like that since 1972” or some such.)
Not surprisingly, she didn’t get much cooperation.
It got to the point where she was thinking — briefly — about waiting outside offices for agents to appear and snapping their photos from the parking lot. But she was too nice a person for that, and she decided to drop the idea.
And thus we get to the subject of the current quick poll, over on the right….