Thursday, March 01, 2007

Clever Business Practice??

A couple of weird things happened recently. Yesterday I had reason to call and speak with someone regarding a credit card account. The lady on the other end of the phone asked for my zipcode, which I gave. After just a moment of convo about the matter at hand she said something like "Ohhhh you live in __ ____! Do you go downtown on Burger Day? I used to go to that every year before I moved. And then went on to mention other places she liked to frequent in this area.
Now this would be really funny except that a few months ago I had reason to call them and that time it was a guy who also was from this area. By the time I finished talking to him, I thought we were best friends and totally changed my mind about what I was going to do. What are the odds that both of them are from this area? Maybe I'm just cynical, but I'm thinking they googled my town.

Then just moments ago, I was emailing my responses to my last posts and an ad came up on the side of my Yahoo page to entice me into setting up my own domain. For a knitting store?? Another coincidence? Or are they realizing that most of the mail that comes to this addy has to do with knitting or fiber? :::shrug:::

I am happy to report that Monkey #2 is now through the 3rd repeat. A couple of stalls while I picked up a stitch but on the whole all went well. I read somewhere that the reason for all the difficulties lately are because Mercury is in retrograde. Any one know how long this lasts???

7 comments:

Cookie said...

How odd! I bet they are googling you. I've never had that happen.

I'm so glad sock #2 is going well. While annoying, I think the second sock usually comes to together better than the first. Or is that just me? *L*

Sara said...

How funny is that...maybe they are googling - but who knows...Call centers have people from all over working at them...

YEA for sock #2!!!! I think the second sock goes faster than the first...guess I agree with cookie on that...

~FParis said...

Sounds odd indeed! Clever, for sure, but VERY odd! LOL

I have stickers for you!! heh heh ... look for them in the next year! HA!

KatyaR said...

Mercury stays in retrograde until March 8, but we're also coming up on a total lunar eclipse on March 3.

Run for the hills!!!

Ann said...

Big brother is watching you know?

cat said...

Wow that is definitely weird. I would be just as cynical as you. LOL funny Ann said that hubby and I were noticing in town all the video cameras on the lamp posts and I said the same thing. Is the US getting as bad as Russia use to be? Hmmmmm.

Huggles!!!!

victoria said...

I sometimes feel like Big Brother is looking over my shoulder too--it's weird how much info about us is floating around out there that we don't even know about...
happy sunday to you!