Friday, June 08, 2007

Throwaway Comment

I unlocked the comments box and reached inside. I retrieved a slelection of cards and questionnaires, completed by our visitors and then deposited within the box. The questionnaires all have to be sent off to the company we use to compile the data at the end of the year.

One questionnaire immediately caught my eye. It had been scrawled on in red pen. An oversized "Fuck you!" gouged across the front page. Turning it over I saw the equally pithy "Fuck you. You smell. Gaylord." emblazoned across the back.

Does this count as a genuine visitor comment and should I still post it to the market research department?

8 comments:

Reg Pither said...

Of course it's a genuine comment! Just because someone has Tourettes doesn't mean they should be barred from adding their valuable musings to the nationwide drive to restore Elizabethan architecture and bring a taste of life in Tudor times to the people of this great country.
Don't be so disciminatory! Fuck off! You smell!
Mr C Saxe Coburg Gothe,
Highgrove,
Gloucs.
P.S. Did you get my one about The Fairytale Trail being ever so slightly wanky?

Gaylord said...

Well I'm tho deeply offended thweetheart

Rusty said...

I sometimes get comments like that from people I train. We like to pass them around the office and imitate different people until we figure out who wrote it - but that's an advantage I have in working with a fixed group of people(and we always have the usual suspects).

Doris said...

Reg - is there a literacy version of Tourettes then? Where you can't write more than two sentences without chucking in a "fuck" or two? Is this what cetain modern novelists are suffering from? (And yes, I did get your one about the trail being ever so slightly wanky).

Gaylord - I can only apologise for a society where your lunch box is regularly thrown over a hedge.

Doris said...

Hello Rusty! Ah, yes, it does help to know your enemy, as it were. When faced with the hordes of visitors we get daily its trickier. Its easiest to blame the kids, but who knows? Maybe one of the visiting members of the W.I. group took it upon themselves to inform us that we smell, secure in the knowledge that we "value your comments". I must alter that sign.

zak said...

It's either that Sam bloke that used to run B***net sneaking in incognito, or a member of a ramblers' association trying to raise the standard of debate...

Doris said...

Zak - you could be right! I suppose I should be grateful they hadn't wiped their arse with it, too.

stitchwort said...

Yes, look on the bright side - spelt correctly (or should that be "spelled"?), grammatically OK - proper sentences, and the dear boy actually signed it as well.
Obviously needs more practice.