Just Stop It!

Seems like Gina is getting her groove on with the new site. Good for her. It’s been a while since I last posted. Ever since the upgrade, the computer I normally use to post has not been getting along with the new interface. I blame Windows XP. For the record, the shiny new Metroblog GUI looks and works quite snazzily on the Mac OS. XP however, seems to have unrecoverable issues. Just sayin’…

On to grander and more obnoxious things, such as my own Orange County Register gripe. Why, pray tell, does this paper constantly shoot itself in the foot?

So here’s the deal. I wanted the Sunday paper only. So I signed up for it. Honestly I can’t commit to the daily paper – it’ll just go to waste. So why isn’t The Register (and the God damn annoying telemarketing firm they have hired) content to let me just have the Sunday paper? Why must they send me mail, call me and literally show up at my frigging door begging me to upgrade my services? For the love of Dakota Fanning, make these people stop.

No matter how many calls I made, no matter how many opt-out marketing exclusions I sent in, no matter what I said or what I did, the Register would not stop. So now instead up cross selling-me on more products they have lost my business altogether.

Dumbasses. They could have retained me as a customer if they had just left me alone. In an age where the newspaper as we know it is dying a slow painful death, they’re going to have to try harder to compete with digital media that doesn’t show up at my front door and harass me. Dumb. Dumb. Dumb.

1 Comment so far

  1. Dave Share (daveshare) on March 11th, 2008 @ 8:46 pm

    I recieved 4 months free because they refused to stop sending me the paper after I repeatedly called them telling them I refused to pay for something I didn’t order. 7 days is far too much indeed.



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