Wait. What Did You Just Call My Cats??
When I first got the kitties, I bought them a bag of freeze dried raw duck treats, which they absolutely loved. So I checked out the website of the makers of said duck treats, to see where I might purchase them closer to home than the store in which I originally bought them. While on said website, I saw that you could sign up to get a coupon for a free package of treats and, since I am nothing if not a cheap, cheap woman, I decided I wanted that free package of treats. Now, while I’m clearly fine with letting a company know all my contact information so that they might spam me relentlessly in order that I might save $3, I apparently draw the privacy line at divulging my pets’ names to said company1, as I balked when I got to this question on the form:
So I wrote in this answer:
Then I got my coupon and promptly forget about the whole thing. That is, until I got this email a month later:
Obviously, they just wanted to put my pets’ names into their customer database so that they could customize the spam they send to me – had I put in their names, it would have just said, “Do Waston & Crick love Nature’s Variety?” Upon receiving this email, I (a) thought it was funny that they don’t have any sort of filter or a person reading the data that goes into their database to catch such errors and (b) instantly realize that I needed to fill that form out again, with a different answer, just so that I could get this email:
The best part (for me) is that they send you the email 30 days later, which is just long enough for me to have forgotten having done it, until I received that email, which actually made me laugh out loud, in public, when I read it on my phone. Ahh, I amuse me.
- Of course, I have my pets’ names plastered all over my blog, Twitter, Facebook, and basically just shout their names from the rooftops because, did I mention, they have awesome names? [↩]