When he returns, hopefully alive, from his visit to Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C., Wuxi China Expatdom Film Appreciation Society President Harry Moore will have a booking conflict to deal with.
President Moore had agreed to deliver to a lecture on film to the WCEDVDAS. Unfortunately, he wasn’t aware that there two organizations in the Wuxi China Expatdom sharing the acronyms WCEDVDAS: The Wuxi China Expatdom Dick Van Dyke Appreciation Society and the The Wuxi China Expatdom DVD Appreciation Society. Both of these organizations sent letters to the WCEFAS head office requesting President Moore deliver keynote speeches to their grand convention on March 1 at seven p.m.
President Moore, for his part, said he thought it was funny, at the time, that his secretary Miss Moneypenny confirmed with him twice that he agreed to make a speech to the WCEDVDAS at the specified date and time. But he then forgot about it.
The conflict wasn’t noticed till it was pointed out that there were two advertising campaigns, costing over a billion dollars each, proclaiming President Moore’s scheduled appearance at the same time, but at different places.
For all members of both these organizations listening to a live speech by President Moore would be the greatest moments of their lives, and so many of them spent their life-savings to be present at the specified date and time before the conflict was discovered.
President Moore blamed the conflict on Miss Moneypenny and told the WCE Blog that he would spank his secretary when he arrived back at the WCE.
When asked what he would do about the conflict, President Moore said he was stumped because he really didn’t want to disappoint anyone. He also expressed a wish that the conspiracy theory saying there were several Harry Moores in the WCE was true.
Members of the two organizations said that President Moore was a saint among men, and so open warfare between the two WCEDVDAS’s was probably going to be the only way to resolve the conflict.