I received the following email:
|Dear but mostly hers,Thank you for ordering from the Parents.com Store. We have received your order, and it is currently being processed. Please print this e-mail for your records. It contains your order number and other important details.Stop back again for more great home and family ideas!Your order number is: blahblahblah|
Can you figure out all the issues (sorry) here?
Here’s my list:
- I didn’t order anything–I like to know what I’m ordering.
- If I did order it, then it shouldn’t be for American Baby. I’m ‘way past that stage, baby. After all, I’m no spring chicken. 🙂
- If I did order anything, then it should be for AARP Magazine. (Oooh! They have a great article called Age-Proof your Brain! No, I take that back. I know all that stuff. Still, better than Celebs Dish about Motherhood and Pregnancy.)
- Even if I didn’t order it and I did want it, don’t you think they should have sent a previous email saying “You have been chosen to receive this free gift”?
- Doesn’t this smell a little desperate to you? I know magazine subscriptions are dropping, but is this the most effective way to drive up business?
- Plus I’d be really annoyed if I had to pay taxes.
I wrote an email asking for them to please give the subscription to someone else. Someone for which it would be useful.
[They promise they’ll get back to me within two days.]
After all, I might read the magazine and just feel guilty how I did it all wrong.
And what would be the benefit of that?