Doh!

Please answer the following questions to begin the survey:

1. How many people are in your household, including yourself?
Two.

2. How many children under 18 belong to your household?
One.

2a. Please state gender and birth year of child.
Female. 2004.

2b. May we send a survey for your ten year old to complete?
With your permission and supervision, of course.
No.

Unfortunately, you have not met the criteria for this survey.
Thank you for your participation.

Doh!

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13 Responses to “Doh!”
  1. Gede Prama says:

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  2. Mikels Skele says:

    How disappointing!

  3. Jeff Nguyen says:

    2c. May we just skip the survey and pre-approve your 10 year old for an introductory credit line so we can just track her ourselves?

    • lexborgia says:

      I omitted 2or3 questions but this really did happen to me a few days back; I was shocked and disgusted, had no idea that advertisers tried this kind of thing.

  4. makagutu says:

    That questionnaire ended too soon

    • lexborgia says:

      Most of them do if you’re too old, in the wrong country, earn too little, don’t shop online, unemployed, no kids, no car, a woman, etc.

  5. It is quite disturbing the number of surveys of this nature that appear, with little or no explanation as to their purpose or how the information will be used. And yes, as one of your other commentators alluded to, ie, children being approved for and tracked via credit cards, there was a case recently of a 10 yr old boy being offered a payday loan by one of those well known loan companies that often advertise on TV, using amusing little puppets. Totally get where you’re coming from with this post (I know that’s going off track a bit here, but surveys are often the first means of inquiry prior to an advertising campaign…

    • lexborgia says:

      No, you’re not skidding. I wanted to induce thought and caution without writing a lengthy post: our lives, from birth to death are exploited by corporate interests – buy this.

  6. Bastet says:

    I’m afraid I’ve gotten to the point where I refuse to answer the survey people…there are far too much of this going on.

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