I'm a 36 year old librarian who loves to run, read, do yoga and hang out with my friends and family. I ran the 2008 & 2009 Boston Marathon for Team Eye & Ear to support the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Go Team Eye & Ear!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Robots Have Feelings Too

For the past couple of weeks, I've had daily calls from either Brown or Coakley's campaign hassling me to vote for their candidate. These calls have gotten to be pretty annoying and even though I wouldn't pick up the phone when an unidentified number appeared on caller ID, I'd still have to listen to them as they left voice mails.

Yesterday, as I walked in the early morning down Broadway to Dorchester Street on my way to vote, even the candidate I was voting for had ticked me off in the end because I was so sick of the calls, the radio ads, the TV commercials, etc. Casting my vote, signified an end to being hassled by pleading recorded voices.

Last night, around 6:45 or so, the phone rang and I picked up without bothering to check the caller ID.

"Hello?" It was another recorded message! I heard the following being rattled off quickly by some robotic voice:

I am just calling to remind you that today is Election Day and the polls are open until 8 PM.

"F*ck off!" I yelled into the phone and was about to hang up when I heard the recorded voice stop and say, "uh, excuse me?"


1 comment:

Suldog said...

It's OK. Let it out.

We had a death in the family over the weekend. So, of course, we had to answer the phone - details to work out. We received EIGHT calls from Scott Brown's campaign on MLK Day. Finally, MY WIFE went off on one of the workers. And it was deserved, IMHO.

The good thing about being a Libertarian, of course, is that my candidate was too poor to be able to do such things, so I have an absolutely clear conscience.