Thinking Blog Award

April 3, 2007

George over at GM’s Corner tagged me with a MEME, which I very rarely do, but in the case of GM, I can do so. I’m actually quite honored that a top tier blogger like GM would consider me as a thinking blog.

…And to prove GM wrong, I’m going to tell you about how I was scammed into purchasing a major cruise. Okay, so I didn’t buy anything, but I almost got suckered. A couple of weeks ago, I received a phone call that said I ‘qualify for a free cruise’ and that I would not be asked for my credit card. All I needed to do was answer 10 questions and I will have my free cruise. Okay, I bit, or curiosity killed the cat, I had to know what the scam was.

As I was going through the questions, I noticed that there was no consistency. ‘How old are you?’, ‘Do you smoke?’, ‘Are you a Republican or Democrat?’, ‘Do you have a cellphone?’, every so often, they’d remind me that I am just a couple of questions away from my “Free Cruise”.

So after the inconsistent questions ended, they machine asked me to please hold the line for my free cruise and assured me that I “would not be asked for a credit card or any other form of payment.”. Sucker.

So the guy gets on and asks me a few questions about who I am, and naturally I gave him some information, no credit card, right? Now this is where this story gets funny, the guy asks me if I have a credit card and the funny thing happened immediately after I told him no.

Then he says “Ow!…” and I can’t exactly tell you what he said next, but apparently a female dog threw a peppermint that was engaged in intercourse at him and hit him in the head. Now that made it worth my ten minutes.

So after he apologizes to me, I had to ask him… “I thought I wasn’t going to be asked for a credit card?”… then he says, “don’t worry about that sir, just go to this website and claim your prize” and before I could ask him to repeat the website, he hung up. Scammed right?

Well tonight, I get a phone call telling me to go to and lo and behold, my free cruise really is free! All I need to do is pay $59 plus unspecified surcharges and I’m good to go! If I don’t have a credit card, I can get one by clicking get a free card that site… but if I already have one, then I can pay for my free cruise.

Just think, I could have applied for a free credit card, and got a free cruise for only $59 plus surcharges like a thinking man would, but no, I had to be an idiot and deny it, thus proving GM wrong about me. But to entertain GM, I’ll go ahead and participate.

Participation in the Thinking Blogs Awards is dictated by three simple rules…

For those nominees who wish to participate, pass the rules to the blogs you are tagging They include:

1. Write a post with links to five (5) blogs that make you think.

2. Link to this post so that others can locate the origin of the meme – the blogger who holds you in high regard.

3. Optional: Display the “Thinking Blogger Award” with a link to the post that you wrote.

Since there are so many blogs out there that I read, and since this is a revamped Louisiana Conservative, I am going to stick with Louisiana Blogs, and excluding writers here.

Those bloggers, as you find on my side bar

are Emily Metzgar who really made a name for herself as a Louisiana Blogger.

Hoaah Wife and Friends whose blog somehow escaped me for the longest time

C.B. Forgotston whose last name I can’t ever spell right.

We Saw That whose eyes are everywhere.

and FMragtops Spews whose spew I’d hate to see…

Now, I hope a female dog doesn’t throw a peppermint at me because I didn’t include their blog, that would be gross.

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