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Posted on September 22nd, 2014 at 22:52 by John Sinteur in category: News

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No I will not complete your customer satisfaction survey.

Posted on September 22nd, 2014 at 20:17 by John Sinteur in category: If you're in marketing, kill yourself

Last few months, for about 80% of all my online purchases, I received an email afterwards kindly asking me to complete a survey.

Dear companies,


And if you really insist on going on with bothering me after each and every purchase, for the love of $DEITY realize that if I didn’t click on your stupid link the first time, odds are you are going only to piss me off by sending me reminders. It’s a clear indication you don’t actually care about my repeat business, and it shows you don’t give a rats ass about what I think. Perhaps you should talk to your boss and tell him to stop measuring your performance by the percentage of surveys returned.

I think I’m going back to offline buying..

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  1. Glad you got that off your chest!

    For your heroic efforts in leading a doomed consumer backlash to the barricades, I hearby award you the next tail of a rodent that my cat brings to the door. Unfortunately I can’t give you the ears as well – she eats that bit.

  2. No one will have an identity to steal after 10 more years of this shit. These are almost all phishing scams.

  3. Thanks Sue!

    And chas, if only. No, these survey messages contain correct details of a purchase and are usually correctly linking to the site I made the purchase on.

  4. Freya did her best to oblige, but it’s a vole. Fortunately she wasn’t hungry.

  5. I fully agree.
    I would not mind the surveys if you could truthfully rate their service, but the questions are asked in such a way that the outcome will always be positive, since they “measure”” very specific, usually irrelevant things.
    The question “Are you happy with what you got and the way we handled things?'” is never there…

  6. We all have our pet peeves. I find email very easy to delete.

John Cleese – how to inspire creativity within yourselves

Posted on September 22nd, 2014 at 15:55 by John Sinteur in category: News

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  1. Love his use of the “screw in a lightbulb” jokes to emphasize his points. My favorite video of his is “Romance With a Double Bass” (1974). Absolutely brilliant!

  2. More pondering time == more creative solutions. I pondered a problem for 5 years, worked out a solution, and got a patent for it… 🙂 Unfortunately, a multi-mega-galacticorp owns the patent (I have credit as sole inventor), otherwise I would be getting a gazillion $$ a year from Microsoft, Oracle, and Google. Sigh…

Federal Appeals Court Ridicules Florida Cops For Using SWAT Team To Check On Barbershop Licenses

Posted on September 22nd, 2014 at 14:46 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane


“It was a scene right out of a Hollywood movie,” the Court’s ruling began. “Teams from the OCSO [Orange County Sheriff’s Office] descended… with some team members dressed in ballistic vests and masks, and with guns drawn, the deputies rushed into their target destinations, handcuffed the stunned occupants—and demanded to see their barbers’ licenses. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office was providing muscle for the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s [DBPR] administrative inspection of barbershops to discover licensing violations.”

The Cout’s 44-page ruling, which will allow four barbers to proceed with a lawsuit that the cops violated their Fourth Amendment protection from unconstitutional searches, vividly describes how a team of local and state police ran amok—and then claimed immunity from prosecution, which the Court rejected, when the raid’s victims sued.

Notably, the ruling didn’t even talk about the blatant constitutional violations first, but instead snidely asked if the cops involved were complete idiots who thought they were so far above the law that they could ignore previous multiple rulings from the very same Court ordering cops not to conduct militarized SWAT raids as a routine tactic


“Upon discovering that barbering without a license is a 2nd-degree misdemeanor under Florida law, Vidler became intrigued by the possibility of a collaboration between the Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) and OCSO, and spent over a month… developing a plan for a joint sweep operation,” it said. “All of the targeted barbershops were businesses that serviced primarily African-American and Hispanic clientele.”

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  1. That’s freakin’ unbaweavable!