Friday, July 22, 2005

Telemarketing A-Holes...

How sick is this? Imagine: your father or mother has just passed away from a long, painful illness. They lived with you because the cost of a caretaker was prohibitively high. You have the funeral and are still grieving with your family. A month later you're feeling a little better when the phone rings. It's a telemarketer trying to sell your deceased parent long distance service. It causes you to breakdown and grieve again. So the heroes at the Direct Marketing Association have introduced the Deceased Do Not Call List. It is designed to "help families dealing with the loss of a loved one." It works just like the government's Do Not Call list. Oh yeah, except that it costs $1 to register! Telemarketing companies are officially worse than cancer at this point. So join me in saying "F You!" to these companies by simply listing your deceased family member on the free government Do Not Call list.

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