A couple times in the past few weeks, I thought that perhaps I had finally been contacted for a poll of national consequence. Now, to be sure, I had been surveyed on issues of local import, that is, West Hollywood ballot initiatives, but this morning I received a call from the 307-area code (i.e., from the Cowboy State), asking me to participate in a brief 30-second inquiry into my political opinions.
Cool, I thought for a second, I was going to participate in a poll. Then, the female voice told me that if I did I’d be eligible for a two-day cruise. Or did she tell me that if I did answer the questions, I’d get to go on said cruise? I never found out; the offer of the cruise made the call seem suspect. I hung up. As I did, I remembered receiving a similar offer a few weeks ago. Exact same voice. Exact same offer.
Perhaps, I should have stayed on the line to see what she was offering.
Or maybe this was a sincere survey? Has anyone else received similar phone calls?