Thursday, June 21, 2007


Dear Research Company,

Shockingly, you left a message last night. I liked that.

Shockingly, you called back tonight at shortly before 10:00 PM. That, I didn't like so much.

While your website indicates otherwise, I can't imagine that anyone out there would like to take your survey after finishing an evening routine after 9 pm. Certainly few of us at neary 10:00. Short of emergencies and the occasional friend or family, no one calls us this late. I sound old, I know, but it's true.

Really, a research call at nearly 10. I still can't believe it.

No, I won't answer your questions. And, no, at this point I don't want to tell you a more convenient time to call. You're lucky I was as polite as I was.

I remain,
Forever indebted to caller ID.


Mrs. M said...

Good grief. I'm a big proponent of the 9am-9pm rule. Otherwise, it had better be an emergency.

Teri said...

who calls after 9? I mean, really. There are only four people I talk to after 9: three family members and best friend.
And my cell phone minutes are free after 9, so there's incentive.

boo on research company!

will smama said...


My college calls for $ at all hours and they never. give. up.
Finally I will answer, give them the tight budget speech and that will give us a 2-3 month reprieve.

Iris said...

I don't do telephone surveys. They say that they're not selling anything, but that's the ultimate goal of the research, right?

St. Inuksuk said...

It's only 1:40 pm here, and that's between lunch and dinner and not anywhere near bedtime! So, I'm tagging you for The Five Things I Dig About Jesus Meme. You can go to signs-along-the-way to add your link.
Thanks and you're right it was way too late for that kind of call.

erin said...

a-HA! You totally just reminded me to scramble over to the Do Not Call Registry and register our new number. I'm already sick of the calls and we've only been in this house for three weeks! Thanks, girl.