I hate pop-up ads! I have one of the most aggressive pop-up blockers on the face of the earth. I see a pop-up ad I zap it! But sometimes pop-ups offer free products. As much as I hate pop-up ads, I’m willing to take a few minutes out of my busy day to fill out a form for a sample of free toe fungus cream.
The other day I found a site that advertised free samples. I think it was GETFREESHIT.com or maybe WANTFREESHIT.net. Anyway, it was free shit!
I painstakingly fill out my name making sure to add my middle initial so that my menthol flavored canker sore balm didn’t go to another Deb Martin-Webster.
I eagerly awaited my free sample. Four weeks later a package arrived in my mailbox. My canker balm had finally arrived! I opened it to find a tiny sample with a dollar off coupon and a personalized letter which read,
“Dear Ms. Deb Kmart, here is your free sample of CANKER RELIEF Balm. And because Ms. Kmart you were among the first 100 to reply we’ve added a dollar off coupon good towards your next purchase!”
It was bad enough I jumped at the chance to get free canker balm but now I’m in someone’s data-base as Deb Kmart! As annoyed as I was with the butchering of my name, I thought how funny it would be to put a fake name on a request; for no other reason than to see the mailman’s face when he delivered it.
I searched for the perfect product and filled out my form with my “product-appropriate” fake name. To be honest I’d forgotten about it. Three weeks later I received my free product in the mail.
“Dear Miss Peedma Pantz, thank you for your sample request for PantyDri Pads for discreet bladder protection. We know Peedma that bladder leakage can be a problem. And Peedma there is nothing worst than panty dampness and odor. Peedma you may not be aware that we also have PantyDri Overnight Pads with leak lock extra protection. Please Peedma accept this coupon for a free regular size package of PantyDri Pads.”
Needless to say I laughed so hard I Peedma Pantz.