Thursday, March 13, 2014
in my internet travels i am, on occasion, invited to take a survey. I'm a sucker for these, and there is one site that actually rewards you over time with point$ that can be converted into $$$$...
Most of the time the questions make sense. But now and again someone in the Question Composing category prefers a bit more specificity in their questions,
"how old are you (a numeric answer, whole numbers only)" apparently there are people out there who answer with things like "thirty seven and 3/4 as of January 19th"
"gender: male female (please select one)" (what if i cant decide? what if someone wants to choose BOTH?) and what about "other", eh?
"zip code: please be as specific as possible" Im still working on this one. How does one answer a zip code question vaguely? "ohhhh, somewhere in the 03000s, you know, east coast..."
And what has to be the looniest question loop of all:
1) Do you work outside the home ? "No"
2) Do you own a business? "No."
3) How many employees do you have? [10, 50, 100, 1000] "please select one answer"
4) What category does your business fall into? (select one) and no, 'other' is not an option...
and finally on the next page, "are you a)employed b) looking for work c) retired d) a stay at home spouse"
the minute you select "stay at home spouse" you are booted to the main gate: "thank you for your time unfortunately..." and out the door.
The best part is the next day when you are asked to take a survey and it turns out to be the one you took the day before and you are told, firmly, that this survey is now closed...
Posted by mittens at 8:36 AM