Tuesday, February 01, 2011

This Exists - Part XXIII

Do any of you get Daily Candy? It's a mailing list you can join where every day they tell you how to be cool by informing you about the music you should listen to, the clothes you should buy and the books you should read, etc. I've been on the mailing list for years and while I'd like to say it's because my job is in email marketing and I have to know about these things...it's really just that I need to know what music I should listen to, what clothes I should buy and what books I should be reading.

Once a week they send you a special newsletter with "Deals" for their subscribers. Today's included this:Aside from the obvious skepticism surrounding this being considered a "deal" - I find the following items concerning:
  • She calls herself "Psychic Girl". Is this the name of her business? Does it instill any faith? I mean if I'm going to put my future in the hands of anyone, it's going to be "Psychic Woman"
  • The "deal" is for 43% off. Why? And how might the discounted price affect the quality of the reading?
  • Her name, "Jusstine", has one "s" too many. Excess consonants are shady.
  • Jusstine is labeled as a "trusted" psychic. Trusted by whom? And can they also be trusted? Would I leave a puppy in their care? Tell them a secret? Ask them to hold my hand while I cross the street blindfolded?
In this day and age where everyone's trying to make a buck (or avoid gainful employment) I urge us all to question any and everything that is 43% off. Because really - nothing good can come from a discounted 6th sense.

10 keep(s) me blogging:

Gorilla Bananas said...

You know what? I trust her. It's because of the dimple on her cheek. I know I could get my money's worth by pinching it, even if she talked a lot of piffle. Think about that the next time you ask anyone for cash.

Robert the Skeptic said...

Odd, I had a really really strong feeling you were going to post today... and sure enough!!
~ Cosmic Daddy

Brendan said...

It's 43% because she knew if it were 42% I wouldn't go for it. She IS psychic.

Ms. Salti said...

Extra consonants are totally shady.

Bretthead said...

I'd do it if it were 43% off a buck. Maybe. Probably not actually. By the way, there is a 43% chance for snow tomorrow.

Mary Witzl said...

That extra S worries me too, as does the fact that she calls herself psychic. If she were really psychic, she'd know who needed her without having to advertise. It pays to think these things through!

There's a restaurant in Glasgow that bills itself as 'Two Fat Ladies'. I went by the other day and was tempted to go in -- until I noticed that the cook was VERY skinny. Really and truly, you've got to look out for these things.

kara said...

goranas - trusting dimples is unwise. that's how i ended up with a cat.

dad - you have a gift, sir. a true gift.

b - it's true. i don't trust 43% of anything.

miss salti - i automatically want to punch them.

wow - that means it will snow, but without any confidence.

mary - are you back in scotland?! what happened to turkey? this is what i get for checking out.

The Barreness said...

Okay, thiss (whoops!) made me giggle.

And I rarely EVER giggle.

Muchas gracias and yes (though I do hate myself a little) I too subscribe to DC.

And every morning, without fail, I curse myself for joining as I delete the THREE emails from my inbox about which I care not.

Then again, I'm something of a massochist, so I just can't bring myself to unsubscribe.

I'm taking pills for a number of similar ailments.

- B x

james said...

Nice posting.

Me said...

Hahaha, oh wow!