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Call Center Purgatory
Wednesday, May 04, 2005
  Just a little rant...


Ok, this is not related to call centers in any way shape of form. If you're looking for insights into call center life, I'll probably have something tomorrow.

I've got one question that has been rolling around in my little pea-brain for some time... Does anyone ever buy anything from spam email? I never have. None of my friends have. Is there someone out there who is buying things from these guys? Sure, we all know there are stupid people all over the world, that's a self-evident fact. Everytime I stand in the check out line at Wal-Mart and see the Weekly World News and Soap Opera Digest, I realize not all of us are playing with a full deck.

But buying something from a spammer, someone who makes up fake messages and misleading subjects just to send you something you aren't interested in, tell me, is this really a merchant who is going to be trustworthy with your Visa card when you want to buy that Swedish Penis Enlarger your self-esteem thinks you can't live without? Buying from a spammer is like buying a "Rolix" watch from a guy in an overcoat standing between the alleys, except this time he walks into your house and keeps bothering you even though the last one you bought from him ran backwards and the gold tone turned your wrist green.

The way I see it, the people who make money at non-porn related spamming, must be the people who provide services and training to spammers, the people who sell them the email addresses and have multi-level-marketing seminars at the Holiday Inn.

I hate spam like I hate stupid,overbearing authority figures. It's the biggest waste of energy and bandwidth on the internet.

Now the actual meat product by Hormel called Spam, that I like. It's not bad grilled actually, especially over an open campfire and followed with some Bush's baked beans, Au Gratin Potatoes, cold Lime coolaid and Smores for desert.

But I digress....

Thanks for reading,

AC

 
Comments:
My favourite subject, food. Good to see you back by the way.
 
Thanks. Good to hear from you!
AC
 
Spam, I never open the stuff. I delete it straight away... awat it goes into that big black hole.
 
At my call center, those spam things are a surprisingly high percentage of our clients. Those calls actually come in only rarely.

I've visited your site a few times. It's nice to see that I am not alone in Purgatory. ;-)
 
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