Monday, June 06, 2005
I got a renewal letter from TV Guide today. The envelope has a sticker that says, (well, it doesn't SAY anything. You have to read it.) "Urgent! It's time to renew! Prices are going to go up SOON." There are stickers on top of the sticker that read, "Yes, I want to beat the increase." Or "No, I'll pay more later." Arghhhhhhhh! So annoying. As if I would return their renewal offer with "No, I'm stupid so I'll pay more later." So dumb.
So I check my subscription. It's paid through January 2006. Seven full months to go, but it's urgent that I renew now. I have to reply immediately, or this wonderful offer is gone, off the table forever. HA! I hate it that the magazine people think everyone is a fool.
I've heard that the most dangerous thing you can want is MORE. Well, the TV Guide folks wanted too much more. I'm not going to renew when the subscription is actually done. The TV section in the newspaper is good enough for me.