Lying to Surveys

I checked the weather report of the local NBC affiliate to see what the weather was going to be like tomorrow. In order to get the weather, I had to fill out a questionnaire with my date of birth, sex, and zip code. This thing seems to pop up every couple weeks.

So, tonight I was a 20-year-old male from Folkston, Georgia. A few weeks ago, I was an octogenarian female from Savannah. Before that, I was a 40-year-old male from Fernandina Beach.

Hope they have fun analyzing their statistics.

3 Responses so far »

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    kcduffy said,

    Oh what fun! Thanks for the idea!

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    Princess Bernie said,

    I run into that here, too with newspapers. But since I allow them to place that darn cookie on my computer, they dont’ ask any more.

    Next time I’ll do as you do.

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    swampie said,

    Well, I hate impertinent questions. If I had caught the 11 p.m. newscast, they wouldn’t have the slightest clue as to my age, sex, or location. I already knew it was going to be hot and steamy. I was just wondering if there was an increased chance of T-storms so we would have a coolish evening, but nooooooo.

    So, if some automated thing asks me questions that are none o’ their damn business (or a human thing, come to think of it) then they will get an answer. Just not an answer related to reality.


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