My Secret Shameful Pleasure
it’s dishonest, but I don’t give a damn.
I love to take online polls from market research companies… and lie my ass off. It’s swell that I’m entered for a chance to win a financial incentive and all, but the real thrill I get is knowing that I can take a little time to muddle the results of some poorly written surveys. Yes, I love your product, I wish it had a waffle theme, with pink frosting, and I would never ever buy it, unless it came with a free basket!
It just tickles me that someone will incorporate this material into a marketing strategy.
Acknowledgement: I was inspired to this activity by our reader Bill, who noted that when he’s asked for information as part of data mining operations, he just makes stuff up rather than offering accurate information. A great tip, Bill. I’ve discovered that my brain gets a little adrenaline rush just out of lying. It’s almost as tingly as the Tilt-A-Whirl at the county fair!