On 7:13pm May 11th 2012 I received a call-back from a survey company hired by the City of Nanaimo looking for input (answers to questions) from residents aged 18-30 regarding important community information.
2-Are you that person?
2-Do you or anyone in your household work in the media, in public relations, or the City of Nanaimo?
1- Wow! You nailed both of our occupations on the head!
2- So which one are you?
1- Wait. Before I answer that question, I’d like to know; is everyone in Nanaimo participating in this survey?
2- Well….as many as we can get done… I don’t know. We’re just a hired survey company, and we just process the next call that appears on our screen.
1- Hmmm. Okay, can you tell me any information about this survey?
1- Is it possible then to put my name on a list, so someone can call me back and tell me about it? What it’s for, and who is participating?
2- No. I mean- I can when we get through the questions. I have to go through the questions first.
1- Do you have the information about this survey?
1- Can’t you to just tell me about the survey then?
1- But…you will…after I answer your questions?
2-Yes. I have to ask these questions first like in your household, does anyone work for the med-
(few minutes of me trying to convince her to tell me anything whatsoever)
1-I’m sorry. We’ll both decline this survey.
Am I crazy for thinking this is weird? She refused any information at all! Any ole company could call pretending to be the City of Nanaimo!