We received the same robocall twice this week…
Robocall: (blah blah blah about wanting to take a quick survey regarding the upcoming Presidential Election…) If the Presidential election was held today, would you be more likely to vote for President Obama or Mitt Romney? If you are more likely to vote for President Obama, Press 1. If you are more likely to vote for Mitt Romney, Press 2.
Robocall: If you are Very Likely to vote for President Obama, Press 1. If you are Somewhat Likely to vote for President Obama, Press 2. If you are (something else) press 3.
Robocall: If you are Very Likely to vote for Mitt Romney, Press 1. If you are somewhat likely to vote for Mitt Romney, Press 2. If you are (something else) Press 3.
Me: What that fuck?
Someone paid someone to make these calls. Maybe it does not cost much to have a bot call around the country but someone got paid to set this up. Actual dollars from actual people were used to pay for a really shitty robocall. Or… is this some stupid trap to make it look like some people will actually be likely or somewhat likely to vote for Romney after previously selecting President Obama? Is it a really poor robocall service, a mistake or some very clever devious method of skewing poll numbers?
Beyond that, why is it that these calls – or for that matter and video clip from just a few years ago – look and sound like something that was done by Alexander Graham Bell? Even those old recordings of Bell sound just like they sounded way back when… something that was taken a few years ago and replayed now has the quality of a turd. Not a good turd, either.
Bell: Romney, come here, I need you.
Romney: I’m going to buy you out and lay you off. Good luck finding health care. By the way, do you think I could use this newfangled device to make calls to people all around the country during supper time and ask them to consider voting for me?
Bell: (inaudible, bad cell zone)