I promised the telemarketer today that I would make this organization locally famous, and so now I am.
I don't know what's gotten into the art of solicitation/marketing lately, but for some reason, "no" no longer means "no". In fact, "I'm not interested, and please take my name off of your call list" doesn't mean "no".
I write of an organization called "21st Century Democrats", which looks like a thoroughly legitimate Democratic fundraising arm. As legitimate as partisan fundraising arms go, of course.
So earlier this morning someone from this group called me, looking for money. I politely declined, and when I was asked why, I responded that I prefer to keep my donations local, with local candidates and parties. Then I was submitted to a little recital of the organization's mission statement. Which was very nice, but I still declined. Then I was told-- not asked-- that I would be called again. I asked that I be removed from the call list. THEN I was told that I had been such a terrific supporter of Democrats over 25 years, and that I would be receiving calls in the future. So, "no" does not mean "no"!!!
OK, I get that money is tight, and that the elections are important. But several times recently, I have been offered good/services and declined, only to keep being hounded for those services. More recently and closer to home, a checkout person at Books-A-Million asked me three or four times if I would please, pretty please become a member of their rewards program.
This is a marketing/sales practice I really wish would stop. And I'm not saying this four more times.