18.6.09

I want to opt out.

Lately, I have been refusing to participate in surveys. Here's an example of a recent call:

Survey: I’m from a market research group, and I need to know if there is anyone between the ages of 18 and 34 in your household to take a survey.

Me: No, there is no one here in that age group.

Survey: I’m happy to have a person in the household take the survey anyway. It will take five or ten minutes...

Me: There is no one who wants to take a survey here.

I don't want to be rude, but I practically have to hang up on her to get away.

I know these people are just doing their jobs. But there is something intrusive about being cold called at home.

I would be much more receptive to direct mailings.

4 comments:

William Knight said...

"I would be much more receptive to direct mailings."

No you wouldn't... you'd put them straight in the wood burner like the rest of us.

Sarah said...

Ha! William - that was my first thought too!

Juli Ryan said...

Yeah, you're right. I don't want junk mail either. In the US, you can opt out of telemarketing calls. It's surprising (to me) that telemarketers are not regulated in NZ.

From AA to NZ said...

Don't all of you Kiwis have "no junk mail" notes on your mail boxes?