Today’s column reported that offers to name stars for you are a scam. I would like to report that the scam has recently become sugar-coated. When my kids named a star for me for my birthday, a few years back, it came with, not only a certificate, but a teddy bear as well. The bear was cute and had embroidered shooting stars on its paws.
I waited a few days to let them know that it wasn’t an official list, even though I really appreciated the thought, certificate, and bear. I judged they were old enough to bear the disappointment, what with being over thirty and all.
So if you feel like having a star sort of named after you, now you know to hold out for the bear.