Thursday, April 27, 2006

Phone Surveys

I got a call last night from one of those election cycle survey groups. It took a lot longer than it needed to.

It was obvious that this was about the likely candidates in our upcoming Senate race in Minnesota. I know who I like and who I detest. I could have dealt with the survey in thirty seconds. I could have answered each question in a heartbeat. I wasn't allowed either choice. "I need to read the entire question, sir!" And with a haughty tone to boot.

So on we trudged. Question after question was asked and answered for nearly twenty minutes. We need a survey option at the top of these things like:

"I'm firmly in favor of Candidate X. Nothing you can spin will dissuade me from what you might think is my idiotic position. I'm hopelessly lost to you. If you take any more of my time I'm likely to volunteer more of my time than you can imagine to defeat your candidate. Have a nice day!"

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