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Last Chance . . . Time Is Running Out! December 31, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Blogging, Humor.
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170px-Alice_par_John_Tenniel_02I opened my in-box this morning and found it filled with urgent messages:

Last chance!

Midnight tonight is the deadline!

Help us reach our goal . . .

Today’s the last day!

Take advantage of our special year-end offer.

Give today.

Only a few hours left.

Join us before time runs out. 

Hmm . . .

Maybe they’ve got a point.  Maybe I should adopt a similar approach:

Last chance to subscribe in 2010!

Time is running out!

Join Spirit Lights The Way today!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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1. aardvarkian - December 31, 2010

Happy New Year, Nancy xoxo

nrhatch - December 31, 2010

Thanks, James.

Have fun putting 2010 to bed . . . for all eternity.

2. Tammy McLeod - December 31, 2010

Funny Nancy! I actually succumbed to one of those yesterday. Happy New Year. Be Safe tonight.

nrhatch - December 31, 2010

Thanks, Tammy.

We’re going to stay in until just before midnight . . . then head to the beach to watch the fireworks over the Gulf of Mexico.

Here’s to ringing out the old and ringing in the new.

3. Richard W Scott - December 31, 2010

Ah, ads, commercials, come-ons. Frankly I love ’em. Perhaps I’ll write a longer reply to the advertising portion of this post, Nancy.
What does “Last Chance This Year” mean? Why it means last chance to buy under this promotion. However, the next chance will be tomorrow under the new one.
I also like: “There will never be a better time to buy” (AKA the price is going up.) Or my all-time favorite, “Quantities are limited, so hurry.”
I would like to study for a degree in the false logic in advertising.

Happy New Year (unless prohibited by law)

nrhatch - December 31, 2010

When we become more mindful and aware of the false urgency created by ads (and charitable solicitations), we regain control over our purse strings.

Here’s to 2011!

4. gospelwriter - December 31, 2010

And not only do we regain control over our purse strings (re your response to R Scott’s comment), but we gain a new sense of peace, freedom, and trust in our own ability to decide what is right for us to do, and when.

Happy New Year!

nrhatch - December 31, 2010

So true. Look deep . . . the answers lie within.

Have a wonderful start to the New Year, Ruth.

5. 4minutewriter - December 31, 2010

What I love about in-boxes is that they can be closed.
Have a great time enjoying the fireworks on the beach.

nrhatch - December 31, 2010

Exactly. I love scrolling through unsolicited solicitations while pressing {{delete}}.

Hope the Old Year goes out with a bang for you too.

6. Maggie - December 31, 2010

It’s never the “Last Chance” because they’ll keep spamming you all next year, too. Urg, those things annoy me!

Happy New Year!

nrhatch - December 31, 2010

I expect that it has not been a “good” year for many charities ~ what with the economy, the Gulf Oil Spill, and other natural disasters tugging at our heart (and purse) strings.

Still, it bugs me when they use the same “tricks” as marketing gurus.


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