Maybe the Mayan's and these people are right and maybe I was wrong to dismiss them and use sarcasm and snark to belittle them, for today I had a revelation in the form of a marketing call from Time Warner Cable. A rough transcript follows:
Andy's Iphone rings - it's an 877 number.
Nice voice on the other end, "Hello, this is Time Warner calling, how are you doing today?"
"Fine, thanks, and you?" (silent groan as I wait for the sales pitch).
"Great, thanks! I'm calling today about a new special we are running on home phone service - is this something you'd be interested in hearing more about?"
"Not really, thanks."
"Ok, well thank you for your time and have a good day."
(confused) "Uh, you too."
I've received probably thousands of marketing calls over the years and none of them were nearly this pleasant. I almost want to call them back and find out what the deal is even though I don't need or want home phone service. Point being, if this isn't a sign of the apocalypse, I don't know what is.