Sunday, September 07, 2014

Hi, Vote For Me!




*RING*

"Hello?"

"Hi, this call is to remind you to vote for Joe Blow for Governor on Tuesday the..."

*CLICK*

That's what my newest column in the Boston Herald is about. Why not go and read it?

Robo Calls a Vote Loser for Pols

My previous offer still stands: All who make kind comments (or write nice letters to the editor) will be invited to my place for pizza, tacos and ice cream when I win my Pulitzer.

Soon, with more better stuff.


13 comments:

Tabor said...

I never answer the phone anymore unless I recognize a call I am expecting!

(not necessarily your) Uncle Skip, said...

I only have one question:
If I hate phone so much, why do I have both a land line and a cell phone?

Should Fish More said...

The only calls I'll answer at any time is from my kids.
That's interesting, if scary, that your tv can know who's calling. Does your oven now tell you if a roast is getting overdone?

Suldog said...

Tabor - I learned, soon after losing my office job a year-and-a-half ago, that answering the phone at anytime during the day while at home is a fruitless undertaking. 9 out of 10 times it is someone trying to sell you something or get a donation or asking for a vote. I'll always check for a message after the phone stops ringing and if it's someone worth calling back I'll do it. But answering the phone? I never do it now.

(not my uncle) Skip - I can't answer that question for you. I can tell you that I've never owned a cell phone and I've found no reason to regret that decision.

Should Fish More - Love your handle. As for our oven being prescient, I wish!

Ami said...

We ditched the land line. All of us have our own cell phone for about what it cost to maintain that line. So far, we haven't been bothered by people trying to sell us things or be elected to office. I'm sure that will change. Sadly.

messymimi said...

You are spot on, and i wish we could do something to end this "service".

Shammickite said...

I have decided that if someone really wants to get my attention by phone, they'll leave a message. Meanwhile, I only answer the phone to numbers that I recognise. So if you try to phone me, Jim, you're out of luck.

Hilary said...

Most of my daytime calls are from "Amy" telling me that I've just won a cruise... for the.. like 12th time. I must really be lucky.

Okay.. off to read your article.

Jackie said...

Read it.
Love it.
Commented.
I'm so proud to see your articles being published in the Boston Herald. I smile as I see your article right next to Charles Krauthammer's. I have his book.
When is yours coming out?
Again...I'm very proud of you.
Keep on keepin' on. I know you will.
Look forward to pizza and ice cream at your place.
Let me know when and the time.
Be there!
Hugs to you and love to your Dear Wife.
Love you both,
J.

Cleary Squared said...

Last year, the Connolly campaign wanted to do a "push" survey extolling Connolly's virtues. She was quite shocked when I told her I now plan on voting for no one and that the conversation was now over.

It's only going to get worse when the primaries are over.

Michelle H. said...

No political robo calls on my cell phone. Just saying...

Daryl said...

Toonman keeps yelling at the recording (hello, its a recording) from the 'shipping department' and the one from the PC people who keep telling him his iMac needs servicing!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh yeah and we won a cruise …. i can't tell you how many times i have put out # on the Do Not Call list which clearly does not work

Maggie May said...

I'd vote for you any day, Suldog!
Bit of a long way to come for the pizzas, taccos & ice-cream though!
Maggie x

Nuts in May