Friday, November 16

somebody please hand my my cane ...

It's weird being suddenly part of the "you don't matter anymore" crowd.

Today, I got an email from Wired magazine, asking me to complete a 10-minute survey. Once I told them (in the first 2 questions) that I'm a 50 year-old male, it said "no thanks" and sent me packing:
"Thank you very much for your interest in our survey. Unfortunately you did not qualify for today's survey. Because our research was targeted at individuals that match a particular profile, not everyone who receives an initial email will qualify to take the survey. Please be assured that information is not recorded unless a survey is successfully completed."
Does anyone know what Cod Liver Pills taste like?

2 comments:

vootieschool said...

So it goes - once we were the desired demographic, the post-Korean War warbabies who were targeted by all the cool companies... now it's all about Viagra, Depends, vitamin supplements, etc... Did you get your invite to join AARP yet? I'm serious, my wife went ahead and signed up... Want to really feel old, talk to my kids. I rented the first season Saturday Night Live shows from Blockbuster and my son (16) was mystified - he recognized many people of course, who looked much younger - but wondered why we thought "Land Shark" was so funny...

Michael said...

GB - you have fallen outside the "golden range" demographic of 18-49. So, your opinions no longer matter. Unless of course, you join the emerging largest group ever, the baby-boomers in AARP!! I've had my AARP card for years (thanks to my wife).

Heard a joke about a new Viagra/Exlax pill.... let's you come and go at the same time.....