A lady did not see my sign and knocked on my door 2 weeks ago. Upon answering the woman told me she was from a consumer survey group along the lines of Nielson, and wanted to ask me some questions. If I would let her do that, she would give me $20.00. So, I let her in. 45 minutes later she gave me a thick booklet and told me if I completed those questions, I would receive another $40.00. And she gave me the promised $20.00.
The next morning on my way out to work I dropped the booklet on the porch expecting it to be picked up sometime during the day. It wasn't. I left it there flapping in the breeze until on the 5th day it was about to rain. I took it in and threw it on the kitchen island figuring I had misunderstood something about when the lady was coming back ... It sat there for a few days until I said "to hell with it" and tossed it in the recycling.
I received a voice mail yesterday from said lady, saying she wasn't sure why she hadn't picked up my booklet, and she would like to stop by. I called back and left her a voice mail explaining how I left it out for her to pick up but I'm sorry, I tossed it in the recycling and it was gone so there was no reason for her to come by. Maybe next year, I said.
Today in between my 2 doors I found another copy of the survey and a note. When I opened it there were 2 20 dollar bills and the note apologizing for her not picking up my original survey, and asking me to accept the $40.00 from her, not the company. She asked that if I did want to complete the survey again (I would rather open a vein) and mail it in - the company would send me another $40.00.
Am I crazy for feeling bad? I have no intention of doing that survey a second time. I mean it forced me to face things like - why do I use Dawn dish soap instead of Palmolive and how often do I actually read the magazines I get in my mailbox? Why do I buy what I buy, use what I use, think what I think ... !!! Those are tough issues people! I can't face dredging up all those things again.
But .. she gave me $40.00 ...