I'm Not Buying It...Submitted by FALLEN at 2011-06-29 12:17:45 EDT
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I have pretty much given up trying to figure out people. Having been in contact with people forever due to my job, it’s almost impossible to not look at some one and wonder WTF.
Allow me to backtrack a moment here.
I get on average 6-10 random phone calls a week to my office from “Jennifer, my local Google advertising agent.” She’s a recorded voice by the way and has important information for me about my business. I also get a live person from Survey USA that has an important message for me (another important message ??) and I’m to hold the line and be connected.
Connected to whom?
I never know because I always hang up.
And I can’t forget the plethora of extremely Indian (dot not feather) callers with oddly enough very mid-western names, who will ask for people that work here by name.
By name I mean the abominated mispronunciations of even the simplest of names.
“May I please speak to Mr.Bro-one, please?”
Do you mean Mr. Brown?
And so on and so on.
Besides the calls like mentioned, I see countless fax offers come in trying to get someone to book travel. I saw the movie Hostel, there is no way in hell I’m going off on a trip to some unknown resort, booked through a company I have never heard of.
But someone must be
From what I’ve learned in sales, you don’t continue doing something unless it produces results. That leads me to believe that out there right now, someone is entering their credit card info on a site hosted in Shanghai, to buy Viagra for a dollar a pill.
A site they heard about from a random text message on their phone at 3:30am that gave nothing but an http followed by a string of numbers and letters that when entered brings you to the sketchiest looking web page in the universe.
Dude! You’re seriously sending your personal info there? You’re actually going to eat whatever pill comes out of that bottle shipped in a Cambodian newspaper? Assuming anything ever shows up at your door that is.
Everyone remembers the early day of the web when one wrong click would cause a tsunami of unending pop-up ads (mostly porn). Close one and four more took its place. I actually once had to unplug and disconnect my modem to stop the avalanche of adverts.
When pop-up bombs stopped happening I had hoped that people got smarts and stopped responding to such stuff. Maybe it’s just that the blockers are that much better these days.
I get that a company has got to do what it has to do to get its product in front of a potential customer. My question and my cause for giving up on people is.. does this stuff really work? In this age of instant access to information and the ability to shop the world via the internet, are there really people that stupid to fall for this ambush marketing?
Hold on a second…got an e-mail.
Holy crap! I DO want a bigger penis, what are the odds?
I gotta go.