I just got off the phone with a lady who said, “This is something or other CRC…”

“What’s CRC?”

“Something Reading Club, do you watch more than one hour of TV a day?”


“When you do, do you prefer a comedy, drama, etc. etc?”


“You don’t prefer any of those?”

“I don’t watch much TV.”

“Oh. Can I have your age for advertising purposes?”


“Do you wish to participate in this survey?”


Small exhalation of exasperation. Click.

Now, which one of us was rude? If she would have asked the last question first, she would have saved herself some time!