Thursday, February 04, 2016

I have eaten the communication breakdown burger, and it tastes terrible!

There are more stressful than usual things afoot here. Sorry for the hiatus and I will visit you all soon!

In the meantime, here is a big, open FUCK YOU, POTTERY BARN!

I have a marketing background. Obviously, whoever you hired to do your marketing is smoking crack. Or pot, more likely. Because only someone completely stoned would have this brainstorm:

Hmm, someone ordered a comforter from our website.
I know! Let's sign them up for EVERY EMAIL LIST FOR EVERY COMPANY WE OWN! And let's make them unsubscribe INDIVIDUALLY, EACH TIME, FROM EACH LIST! Even though she may not have heard of some of these places!

Fuck you, Pottery Barn! I may just send your marketing department some edible penises, or used sex toys.

20 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

That would STAMP on my grumpy button and send me ballistic with rage.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Spam? Bloody Vikings!

Granny Annie said...

They get us every time.

Cheryl said...

Riot Kitty, You are still blogging!!! I am back from my inexcusably long hiatus and am trying to find all the blogs and blog writers still around AND here you are!! I will try to be a better digital friend and do a better job keeping up.

As to your point....am am exhausted with the capturing of my email addresses and being targeted with ads. It's like being called by telemarketers times a gazillion but no "do not call" list available.

Charles Gramlich said...

"Used sex toys." I think I just had a stroke.

Jono said...

If any return addresses say "Return Postage Guaranteed" tape a brick to it and return it.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh, Good Lord! All these places suck!!!! Give 'em Hell, my dear....GIVE 'EM HELL!!!!! I like Jono's suggestion, a lot....!

Birdie said...

Well there you are! Hope things become less stressful soon. xo

Abby said...

I think you're right. My bet is on stoned.

Pandora Hinkleheimer said...

I gave up blogging because there was nothing left to say. Now there's SO MUCH to say, but all of it is bad. Come on over and check me out. I want to see if you figure out who I am. lol

agg79 said...

I will never understand why some companies treat their customers like this. It almost seems like they are trying to drive customers away. I have one or two places that I just visit to check out some deals and I am inundated with follow up spam on other "like items". I especially hate it whenever some group/charity sells my name & address to others. THAT is one of my stipulations. I'll give you my money, but if you sell my name to other charities or groups, I will haunt you across space & time. I'll chase you 'round the moons of Nibia and 'round the Antares Maelstrom and 'round perdition's flames before I give up!

Blue Grumpster said...

Edible penises?

wigsf3 said...

Oh my freakin' Lord. Pottery Barn and all of it's affiliated companies! One day, I got at least four emails. Had to unsubscribe to each one. Just out of pure bitter hatred I've banned them all. Join me. Shop elsewhere. It's much happier on the outside.


And I didn't even buy a damn thing or give them my email address. I still don't know how they got it.

Lynn said...

That seems to be a trend these days - I get emails from all sorts of crazy places. Unsubscribe, unsubscribe - over and over.

Lee said...

I've spending too much time over the past few days, also, unsubscribing to emails I can't remember ever subscribing to! I'm sure it doesn't help...they just find something else to send in the previous lots stead!

Me not a happy chappy, either!

G. B. Miller said...

This, this, this is why I have four e-mail addys, and why three of them are for processing shit like this. Way early on in my writing life, I submitted a ton o' stories to a slew of literary journals. For the next five years, I would get "friendly" e-mails from them about this and that. Took me the same amount of years to get rid of them.

Now the only major company I get e-mail stuff from that I tolerate, is Staples. I also get e-mail offerings from a well respected local restaurant as well.

Father Nature's Corner

lotta joy said...

I'M BACK. BETTER SHOW UP. i KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE.

CraveCute said...

Oh RK you are speaking for all of us! It's just so annoying!!

Blue Grumpster said...

Happy Valentine!

Blue

A Beer For The Shower said...

I learned this lesson the hard way about 3 days ago. Ordered a product from a small website that only sells one thing. One singular thing. Check my e-mail later that day, they've already sent me 3 damn messages. 3. So I unsubscribed. Apparently, though, I only unsubscribed from marketing messages, because they still sent a 'newsletter' 2 days later. Time to create a fake e-mail address for buying shit from now on...