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Wednesday, 04 June 2008

There's a big credit company that sends me regular mailings trying to give me credit.

So many people I know have been screwed over by this company and it's slime-ball tactics that I get a little mad everytime I see their mailings (especially since I gave money to some of these people to get clear of them...only to have more bogus service charges piled on...and my money was just sucked into a void never to be seen again, and did no good for anyone)

So, to make myself feel better, I put a little note to the effect of:

 

Dear ___________

 

I just wanted to drop you a little note to let you know that I know a number of you customers, and I've observed how you treat them.

Until you change your business practices, I believe that I would rather jam white-hot pokers into my eye-balls than do business with you.

Just so you know.

 

Then I send it back to them in their business reply envelope.  Sometimes, I just send the envelope back empty, if I am pressed for time.

Petty? Usless?  A waste of time?  Sure...

But people do all sorts of petty, stupid unproductive things to waste their time.

Some people watch Sex in the City...I send back snarky notes in the business reply envelopes.  It takes less time, and it gets me outside to walk to the mailbox.

Wednesday, 04 June 2008 09:06:52 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [5] |  | #
Wednesday, 04 June 2008 09:19:15 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
It's too bad that the powers that be will never see your missive. It will be read by someone, probably being paid minimum wage, who will then roll his/her eyes and toss it away. Or maybe they have a bulletin board for that kind of thing. I could imagine a board with all sorts of exciting business reply mail posted on it. It probably makes for lots of laughs!
Wednesday, 04 June 2008 09:30:38 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
Karen,

Ive thought of that, of course...but look at it this way:

If they treat their CUSTOMERS like piles of crap...how must they treat their employees? I bet the employees get a kick out of it as well.
Teresa
Thursday, 05 June 2008 07:19:34 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
... and it makes you feel better! Don't forget that. Anything that relieves a little stress and makes you feel better isn't really a waste of time - is it?

I may have to start the practice myself. I get at least one credit card offer in the mail every day.
Mark
Thursday, 05 June 2008 07:32:17 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
Mark,

Viva la revolution! We'll make a commie subversive out of you yet! :-)

Seriously, its good to see you again.
Teresa
Thursday, 05 June 2008 22:30:47 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
Many eons ago, I used to work in customer service. We would circulate or post the best letters, especially if they were funny. (A lesson in funny: long strings of swear words repeated over and over again are not funny- unless they are creatively made up combinations.) The *best* was the letter written from the guy who was in a car crash and had a vision and decided to write a handwritten letter about Jews for Jesus; we think he was FOR them, though really it was unclear. He never mentioned our product. Karen is right. We would have passed yours around and posted it.

Serious complaints that were articulate were actually passed up the line. Can't say it changed much- but at least the Powers That Be had to skip a golf game that day to dictate a response letter to their secretary.
Sue
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