(This is not a political post)
My phone has been ringing at a fairly constant rate over the last week. It seems those auto-dialers must be on sale, because even local Judges are using them now. That’s fine – they are trying to influence voters. Got it – that’s what you do once you are elected – you work hard to be re-elected.
My issue is that these auto-dialers just don’t work. Take the call I just got, the phone rings, and the candidate’s caller ID number shows. I answer and say hello. Twice. Nothing. The computer never picks up, so instead of getting their political message I get annoyed. I am watching “The American President“, which is a great movie. I wasn’t happy I was interrupted, and even more unhappy that it was a waste of time.
Last week I got a call from my congressman – it was an automated call that worked, and invited me into a live “telephone community chat” with the congressman, which was interesting. The key here is that it just worked, so it didn’t bother me.
I wonder what they pay for these services – because they certainly don’t work well – in fact, they cause me to want to NOT vote for people who use systems that don’t work. It’s annoying. It leads me to believe they don’t have a grip on how they are spending money – and that concerns me when it comes to electing public officials.