Would you like a…

I was struck by a curious thought at a charity event hosted by a cancer care hospital when we were asked (very politely) for our business cards. Now the prominent use for such a collection exercise being marketing, I was naturally petrified at the thought of a call center employee calling me up. “Sir, do you have a cancer, any sort?” “No? Would you like one? You can choose from a wide variety.” “Why not? We can give you a free trial. You can pay for it later (you WILL pay for it)” “Please sir, this is a once-in-a-lifetime offer. We’ll give you a 20% discount on the subsequent treatment”.

Fortunately, not too many people read this – actually other than me no one does. I’d get slammed otherwise. This is definitely not meant to trivialize cancer. Perhaps a dig at call center and marketing operations. But certainly this is the rambling of a sick mind.

I need my tablet. Somebody beam me up an iPad2.

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