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The sound of a Saturday morning
Do you know I really like Saturday mornings.
With no need to get up early to got to work yours truly can enjoy a well deserved extra few minutes in bed.
This morning I woke at 10.30am however it seemed like a good idea to stay in bed for a few minutes more after all there was no need to get up.
While resting there the air was filled with the same familiar noises that have been part of my neighbourhood ever since I was a youngster.
First there was the steady buzz of the magnificent planes coming in to land at Booker aerodrome, then the ice cream van pulled up outside and played the chimes.
A few minutes later the slow ringing of a bell and noise of a slow moving lorry heralded another visit by the neighbourhood rag and bone man.
There is nothing like laying in bed on Saturday morning and listening to the world going by.
Suddenly the phone rang.
Naturally I jumped out of bed and ran, well kind of waddled quickly, down the stairs to see who it was.
It turned out to be a sales call. Had I really got out of my nice warm bed to hear the sales patter for a new broadband service?
Returning back upstairs there was no point going back to bed so I pulled back the sheets to remake the bed.
To my horror I discovered than in my haste to get out of bed yours truly had inadvertently crushed a couple of chocolate digestive biscuits that I had put down the bed in case hunger struck in the night.
It took me a good five minutes to brush the crumbs out of the bed.
These telephone sales calls really are a nuisance.
My home is ex-directory and I have registered with all the places to supposedly opt out of nuisance calls by still the telepests keep calling, however their interruptions are not as frequent as they once were.
I think its about time that unsolicited direct marketing by phone and mail was banned completely so we can live in peace free from a constant stream of adverts being thrust in our face and ears.
The stream of leaflets that drop through my letter box from the local fast food establishment should also be banned too.
Direct marketing is a multi-million pound industry but to put it simply its a nuisance.
What about the environmental concerns of producing so many leaflets most of which will be simply thrown away without making a sale?
I'm surprised the green lobby haven't called for the cessation of direct mail shots to save the worlds resources.
It would be interesting to know how many people actually have ever bought something from an unsolicited advertisement, probably very few....
But how many people have been annoyed by unsolicited advertisements, probably very many....
What do you think?
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