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  •  Mornin' all. (22+ / 0-)

    Cheers to Molly Ivins.

    Cheers to the continuing GOP freak out.

    Jeers to telephone pollsters.  Nobody ever asks my opinion, so when a pollster called last night about a topic that I was actually interested in and knowledgable about; I said, sure, I'll play.  Apparently the thrust of the poll was regarding the licensing of a local hydroelectric dam.  I pleasantly answered questions for 20 freakin' minutes before telling her I'd had enough, and I needed to do something else.

    Cheers to getting a signed contract for some outside work.

    Hoping for another one this week.  Between the two, I could have some breathing room this summer.  Maybe even a vacation.

    Jeers to GOP liars.  Which means all of them.  It's impossible to have a civil and reasonable discussion of the issues when one side refuses to tell the truth, and actively promotes those lies through the media.

    Cheers to the Orion Nebula.  Offspring took a magnificent image with the new scope.  I always wanted a nice telescope when I was a kid, so I'm living vicariously through them.

    Cheers to my Brooklyn NY trip being postponed for a couple weeks, so I'm here today.

    Cheers to all, esp. BiPM & CSM.

    You can't spell CRAZY without R-AZ.

    by rb608 on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 05:56:40 AM PST

    •  Between jobs, I once held two jobs simultaneously, (9+ / 0-)

      one of which was at a respected phone polling company. I called people to ask them to do surveys on their copiers, but could not tell them who the survey was for lest I taint their responses.
      Depending on their responses, other paths would open up in the survey. I suspect this is what happened to you, rb608.
      Most surveys took only 4 to 10 minutes. But that's 4 to 10 minutes of someone answering my questions to no benefit of their own in the midst of their busy workday. Not surprisingly, more people would complete the survey in, say, Fargo, North Dakota than in New York City.

      I did have one person who must have been pissed at her boss or disillusioned about her job. Her survey took 40 minutes and she stuck it out until the end.

      I still remember the worst respondent I had in my 6 months on the job. He was a monk in a monastery somewhere down Long Island way. He is among the top 3 rudest people I've ever spoken with in my life, and I make my living on the phone, so that's saying a lot.

      I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it. - Paul Krugman

      by Gentle Giant on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 07:30:11 AM PST

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