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[personal profile] prince_corwin
This morning, buying some new clothes:
Droid: "And I'll just circle this on the receipt, which is a survey you can BLAHBLAHBLAH"
Corwin: "Whatever"

This afternoon, at lunch:
Droid: "And at the bottom, there's a survey, which BLAHBLAHBLAH"
Corwin: "Right"

This afternoon, after a haircut:
Droid: "And do you want your receipt? There's a--"
Corwin: "Survey? No."

Just now, getting coffee:
Droid: "And if you complete this--"
Corwin: [Baleful stare]
Droid: "Here's your coffee?"

[Poll #1796088]

Date: 2011-11-18 09:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] do you feel about George Wendt?

Date: 2011-11-18 09:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
And George Wendt eating beans?

Date: 2011-11-18 10:11 pm (UTC)
kjn: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kjn
I wish to complain about this survey.

Date: 2011-11-18 10:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
My stepfather still has a landline, and was complaining to me about how he hated shopping anywhere or even doing business at his bank these days, because he gets constant survey calls. While he was telling me this, he got a call from BoA wanting him to ...take a survey.

Why the world has suddenly gone input-crazy, I don't know, but I know what you mean!

Date: 2011-11-18 10:19 pm (UTC)
immlass: (Default)
From: [personal profile] immlass
This is why I don't answer the landline (which we have because my husband's job requires it) any more.

Date: 2011-11-18 11:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Not to mention the incessant popups on websites about taking surveys.

Date: 2011-11-18 10:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I don't think that I know anyone who gives a Baleful stare as powerful as you do, so most of us would have ended up hearing about the survey at the coffee shop too...

Date: 2011-11-18 10:50 pm (UTC)
ext_909977: (Default)
From: [identity profile]
Years ago I was enthusiastic to participate in studies from companies I cared about. Those studies were uncommon because of the costs involved in setting them up, which meant I could believe that the company would seriously pay attention to the results. Nowadays, with online survey technology, any clown can set up a survey (and from reading a variety of surveys it's evident that clowns many do) and the costs are so cheap that it doesn't really matter if companies pay attention to the results. Which means they don't.

Today my policy is simple. If you want my opinion, you pay me for it. Don't just offer to "enter me in a drawing". I know that my odds of winning are miniscule. Offer me something that makes it worth my time, like, at a minimum, a coupon for an item or service similar to the one I just bought.

Date: 2011-11-19 12:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
On the other hand, the surveys sometimes result in a decent coupon (15-20% off).

Date: 2011-11-19 01:03 am (UTC)
ext_12920: (Default)
From: [identity profile]
Also, no I won't "like" your company on Fackebook.

Date: 2011-11-19 01:31 am (UTC)
merhawk: (Gag me)
From: [personal profile] merhawk


Date: 2011-11-19 01:44 am (UTC)
merhawk: (Got Demon?)
From: [personal profile] merhawk
I don't "+1" on Google, either.

Date: 2011-11-19 03:19 pm (UTC)
ext_12920: (Default)
From: [identity profile]
Very few businesses actually care enough if you +1 them on Google+ to directly ask customers to do it.

Date: 2011-11-21 06:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I think the main difference is that clicking Like on Facebook adds that company's messages to your feed, but clicking +1 does not.

Date: 2011-11-19 04:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Where's the yes option? I've gotten more free coffee through those surveys.
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