In the last few days Sherry has been getting a few telephone survey requests from Politicians or political groups. She hangs up because it is a recording. Sooooo I decided to finally do something about that. I again contacted the national registry……..
ONLY to find that Political, charities and phone surveyors are exempt from the Do Not Call registry. Ah ha, I did not know that. NOW I DO!
So I guess they continue to take up our minutes and time, not many, of course, because Sherry does not hold it long.
Speaking of telemarketing, they work on the same principal of mass mailers. Once you have purchased or given to a charity your address is valuable. This information comes from first hand information. It was told me by a friend who runs a ‘sweat room’ for telemarketing.
They buy addresses from charities. This list is called, guess what? “A SUCKER LIST”, yep instead of being listed as a charitable person, to the telemarketer, you are a SUCKER, albeit, a nice one. LOL
One year I felt charitable and wrote a check to the Salvation Army, because they are known as the most efficient charity in the USA. I have a bad habit of holding down the caps key one letter past the intended letter, so my name at times comes out DArnell. In my letter I done just that. I started getting letters to J. DArnell, asking for more donations. Before long I had other letters from other Charities, to J. DArnell. I learned I was on a Sucker list and it had been sold and re-sold.
I despised being known as a Sucker. I started sending the letters back with no postage or using their metered envelopes, with all the paper work inside, and no return address.
Some quit but most persisted.
Now there are many good charities in the world today, but I want to give, when I feel like giving, to whom I feel deserves it most.
Most of our charitable giving goes to our local church, knowing that most likely it is not wasted. I might be wrong, but I am not supporting the TV guy with an airplane and a million dollar home. I really do not know him! NOR THE CHARITY where the CEO gets hundreds of thousands of dollars for salary!
That is my rant for today.
Thanks for coming by the log.
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair..
( I think that is a lie, since I am bald! Some smart aleck asked me once what color I put down for ‘Hair’ on my driver’s license.) LOL
Now honestly, it is hard to beat the beauty of this 1933 Ford convertible. (From a car show in Eustis Florida!)