We needed a plumber last week, on our British Gas house insurance, and very good he was too. So right in the middle of our evening meal, the phone rings. A British Gas satisfaction survey. What do you say? While “Piss off I’m eating” springs to mind, the guy did a good job. These ratings might matter to him. I’d better answer.
Hang on … e-mail alert. OK, what did I think of the last play I saw at The Globe? Please go to our survey. I like The Globe … better do it. I hope it doesn’t take as long as the National Theatre one last month, or the Royal Shakespeare Company one, though strangely it seems to be the same survey … OK, so what is my household income … my ethnicity … better tick my age group at the end (I wish there were a few more sections after mine) … oh, yes, which of these newspapers do I read? … where’s the bit about my opinion of the play? Ah, here it is. Did you enjoy it? … Yes. Would you recommend it to friends … Yes. Great that only took fourteen minutes. Now I’d better go shopping before I finish this rant.
Hang on, where are my car keys … better put them in my coat pocket. I haven’t worn this coat since we were last in London. Lots of cards in there … what are they? Oh, yes. We had a coffee. What did we think of the quality and service? Hmm. I forgot to hand that in. And here’s one for the evening meal … I forgot to rate quality of food, restaurant ambience and server. Still, a pizza in a national chain is a pizza in a national chain. About the same as ever? There’s no tick box for that. Oh, and another survey for breakfast. That was really good. I should have handed that one in.
So to the supermarket. Would I like the chance to win a £5 shopping voucher by taking part in our online survey? No, not really. Then on to the next supermarket …
Would you care to participate in our online survey?
I’m rated on the number of people who complete the survey … see, I’ve put my name on the receipt.
I really need this job. You could win a weekend break holiday in Ostend.
We stayed at a hotel last weekend. The first survey yesterday was from the hotel group, followed a few hours later by one from the online booking company. Then the next day, we had a further survey from the hotel group on the booking process.
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