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i so just got an enraging phonecall in the middle of working.



them: is the lady of the house there?

me: uh, this is she?

them: hi, i'm mike dove with the children's whatever act. this isn't a solicitation and will only take about 90 seconds.

me: umm.. okay

them: *spiel about how entertainment is getting more edgy and parents feel powerless to stop it* do you feel this way?


me: no, not really.

them: ........do you have any children or grandchildren under the age of 6?

me: no. i hate children.

them: well you don't have to have children to participate. we're an organization that doesn't believe in censorship but hollywood passes up on hundreds of family based themed movies every year....

me: let me stop you right there so we don't waste eachother's time. i don't believe in this "foam pad the world" mentality people have. it's not society's job to parent children. it's the parent's job. hollywood is a business, they produce what sells. if all these people want family movies, go see the movies and more will be made. it enrages me when these wingnut advocacy groups feel the need to change the world when they're obviously in the minority. entertainment is an art, and stifling those filmakers and actors by trying to force hollywood into making more "family friendly" fluff is bullshit. thank you and have a nice day. *click*
Current Mood:
jesus fucking christ.
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On February 13th, 2006 11:32 pm (UTC), all_hail_duke commented:
much praise for that response.
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On February 15th, 2006 08:21 am (UTC), fuzzdecay replied:
i was really surprised that he kept going... i wanted to be like "ummm... did you just not hear it when i said i hate children?"
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On February 15th, 2006 08:22 am (UTC), fuzzdecay replied:
thanks! it was liberating to just let it go like that. i had a lot of frustration built up and he definitely called at the exact wrong time.
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On February 13th, 2006 11:57 pm (UTC), aubieturtle commented:
You are my "Hero of the Day"
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On February 15th, 2006 08:22 am (UTC), fuzzdecay replied:
yay! i'm special!
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On February 14th, 2006 02:04 am (UTC), furre commented:
Hanging up is bad! You want to listen to the stunned silence first!
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On February 15th, 2006 08:23 am (UTC), fuzzdecay replied:
i didn't want to give him the opportunity to continue talking since i was so ungodly busy. i can only imagine that he was stunned that i spit so much venom his way. hopefully i'll be taken off that calling list now. :)
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On February 14th, 2006 03:46 am (UTC), ruthebee commented:
Wow, I wish I could shoot off a spiel like that without messing it up :D You're awesome like that, you know, you can get pissed and say whatever you want and it comes out beautifully, while others that are less fortunate (aka, ME) end up looking stupid and falling all over themselves trying to be witty. The only way I can be witty and angry is by writing it out and how often do you hear of people soliciting you via email to these kinds of things? Nada.

You're my badass telemarketer-stomping hero.
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On February 15th, 2006 08:26 am (UTC), fuzzdecay replied:
i generally get pretty flustered when i'm angry, but when i'm really angry i focus and can spit out some really terrible stuff. it's a rare occasion when i actually say what i want to say and not have what i should have said dancing around in my head a few minutes later.

lol thanks! i'll hone my verbal ass kicking skills and use them for the good of mankind.
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On February 14th, 2006 08:05 am (UTC), tanyajc commented:
Its about time someone told those telemarketers where to go and to stop trying to make the world a padded place to protect all the kids out there.
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On February 15th, 2006 08:29 am (UTC), fuzzdecay replied:
i really don't understand why people have to keep sheltering children like that and not show them violence or sex or let them fail. there is going to be an entire generation that goes out into the real world that will have no fucking idea what real life is like. i really see it as limiting those children in the long run.
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On February 14th, 2006 02:10 pm (UTC), rileydag commented:
Way to go!!! Stick it to them!!!

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On February 15th, 2006 08:30 am (UTC), fuzzdecay replied:
rawr!
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On February 14th, 2006 03:17 pm (UTC), balyn commented:
Bravo!!!!

I would love to have the nerve to really tell some of them off just that way.
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On February 15th, 2006 08:32 am (UTC), fuzzdecay replied:
i didn't even realize i was doing it at first, in the middle of my tirade i was like "damn, this is good shit. i should post about it". i was so incredibly pissed off it didn't even register that i was bitching that person out until after i couldn't stop.

i generally try to be polite and make people smile. but fuck it. if you call me soliciting for some bullshit cause when i'm in the middle of frantically working, you deserve what you get.
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On February 14th, 2006 07:53 pm (UTC), tolivetobreathe commented:
Excellent! Unfortunately, the person who called you is really just doing his job and may or not believe in said job. Next time ask to speak to his supervisor and say that... now that, I'd like to hear about.
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On February 15th, 2006 08:37 am (UTC), fuzzdecay replied:
i don't think you should work for a company if you don't agree with what they're doing, personally. even if he doesn't believe in it, he was still perpetuating the cause, and i think that's grounds for being pissed. i refuse to shop at places that do things i don't agree with, and i won't do work for churches and other companies that do things i don't agree with.


if i had time, i woulda been glad to talk to his supervisor though. it was a good release of the frustration that had been building for the past 24 hours, and all of those assholes in that bullshit coalition need to be bitched out.
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On February 15th, 2006 01:47 pm (UTC), tolivetobreathe replied:
I agree that you shouldn't do anything that disagrees with your morals-- IF you have a choice. You and I are fortunate to have a choice. Many people in this country, particularly in others, do not have that choice. I (obviously) have no idea what the situation was for the person that called you. Perhaps he is working for this company because it's his passion... but perhaps he's poor, works 3 jobs, and still struggles to put food on the table. You never know.
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On February 15th, 2006 02:23 pm (UTC), fuzzdecay replied:
i would be inclined to agree with you if he weren't so well spoken. People that struggle to put food on the table generally don't have a college education, and you can definitely tell the formally educated from the not, especially in the south, unfortunately.
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On February 19th, 2006 04:06 am (UTC), fiduch commented:
good girl... :p
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