Thursday, March 26, 2015

This woman is stalking me...

Here she is waiting outside my apartment, just waiting to pounce.  I'm scared.

This is Angie Hicks, of Angie's List fame.  Ever since I went to her website to check up on a local business, she won't leave me alone.  Of course they wanted me to buy into their service, which I didn't want to do.  First they sent me a few polite email "invitations" to join, which I ignored.  Then they called in the Big Gun, Angie herself.

It seems like every day Angie sends me a personal plea to come to her site.  (I think that's some sort of code word.)  She wants me, badly.  I told her I was married, and asked here to leave me alone.  She won't take no for an answer.  Listen to me Angie...."no" means NO!  I've moved on.  

I think she must have learned about perseverance from the Wall Street Journal.  If you've ever subscribed to the WSJ, then let your subscription lapse, you'll know what I'm talking about.  They hound you unmercifully.  They must have spent a small fortune sending me mailers.  

Then they resorted to calling me on the phone.  "Please.....PLEEEEEEEEEEASE come back" they begged.  I reminded them I'm on the no-call list, but they said we already had a "relationship"....thank God for that Evade and Escape book I found at the half-price used book store.

Now it's Professional Builder magazine.  It's nothing more that a book of ads, and I don't read it anymore.  When my subscription ran out (it was free to begin with) they fired up their email pleadings.  They send me half a dozen a day, really!  I've tried to unsubscribe, but they ignore my request.

What is it with these people?  Do they somehow think I have money?  Have they seen my penny jar?  Are they all Angie's kinfolks?  

I think I need to officially sign up with that witness protection program.  *Shhh....I'm not here*




  1. I've never subscribed to Angie's list but I appreciate the warning. I find her intense wholesomeness off-putting.Thanks.

  2. Anything that is "membership" is a red flag for me.

  3. Could you sign up to Angie's List and then leave a bad review?

  4. Thanks for the warning, but perhaps I could enjoy the attention. Enjoyed the post.

  5. Unwanted emails of today are what door-to-door sales people were in the past!

  6. That is SO ANNOYING! We gave money to St. Joseph's Indian School (or whatever it's called) one time many years ago & we STILL get all kinds of junk mail from them - notepads, labels, dream catchers... I always wonder how much money they spend marketing & if it really works (I guess it much because they wouldn't keep doing it if it weren't profitable - right?).

  7. I made the mistake of entering the Publisher's Clearing House contest on line. They are relentless. I get at least 6 emails a day. I can't seem to get them to stop.

  8. I used Angie's list a couple of times when we lived in Phoenix. But you're right. She wants a lifelong relationship.