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*
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.