Junk e-mail doesn’t bother me much but unsolicited phone calls do. I love political ads on television and radio but when they resort to “robocalls”, I’m not a happy camper.
Have you ever wondered how the calls work? Apparently my e-mail address was sold as part of a list to PoliticalcallsNow.com and they’re sending me a lot of junk e-mail about “junk phone calls” designed to get people to vote for me. Certainly I’m not part of their target market as the last time I ran for anything was Student Government Association in my freshman year of college -- over 28 years ago. The e-mail message says “Turn out the Vote! Remind them who to vote for – YOU! Get your personalized message out to thousands of potential voters. Reach your voters for a fraction of the cost of traditional mail. Time is running out! Get your order in today. Only 2.7 cents per connected 30 second call.”
TIME OUT! All they have to pay for the inconvenience of interrupting my dinner, getting me off the computer or pulling me away from the television is 2.7 cents? Ouch!
Next time your phone rings with a politician asking you for your vote, you’ll know what it’s worth to them -- 2.7 cents per connected 30 second call. Thanks anyway but I’d rather get a political brochure in the mail, hear the ad on the radio or watch it on television.