No, this one is not about the councils, but a subject to be covered in my large WW4/2+2=5 page that deals with the untruths that make up Western society. A less serious but just as annoying matter related to Unsubscribing from email newsletters and other communications, whether or not you requested them in the first place. On countless occasions I have ‘Unsubscribed’ from mailings, with any one or more of the following responses:
- Sorry to see you go
- Unsubscribe requested
- We will remove you from our mailing list within 10 days
- Can you let us know why you are unsubscribing?
Often, more spam (that is what it is once it has been Unsubscribed) continues to arrive. One tries again,sometimes to no avail. In some cases of course, in particular with spam that always was spam, simply by replying to Unsubscribe you are acknowledging you are a real person and inviting more – hence it is best to ignore those and try to get Gmail or other mail client to filter them out, but newsletters are often let through.
The B.S. component of this relate to item 3, above. As an engineer, I can warrant that unless something is done by hand, a database is updated in a matter of milliseconds. I just cannot believe how so many entities today exist with one goal only, to screw the consumer or stress them out!
Here’s to my forthcoming ‘Liberty’ post that will knock the overcomplexity of contemporary Western society, from spending a good portion of your lifetime on hold (at YOUR expense!) to call centres, to the difficulty of finding a no fee parking spot in your local town centre so you can relax, shop, network or socialise for as long as you want without the council or state timing and charging you for the privilege whilst at the same time taxing us left, right and liberal.
Update – 7 Feb 2013: On the subject of B.S., looks like there’s more of it in the food industry, although in this case, it’s H.S. not B.S.!