Thursday, 15 November 2007

Do people not have anything better to do?

In England you can email to the channels if you have a compliment/query/complaint about a television show that you have watched on that specific channel if you wish to air it. This is called The Duty Log. I enjoy reading the duty log for entertainments sake because sometimes the things that people write are just hysterical.

However on my show I have become the contact for the Duty Office to mail all the complaints/compliments/queries to and the past couple of days have been spent finding out what a certain song is, where the celebrity got their dress and other mundane stupid things. There is one that has stuck out to me though and we've all been having a good giggle over -

"I write regarding your ad prior to the (show), which features a very high pitched whistle, this noise is terrifying our King Charles Dog Lady. At the moment we are having to sit to watch (The Channel) with the sound turned down, I don't think for one minute that we are alone with this problem, there must be other dogs out there suffering from your high pitched whistle please on behalf of Lady an all the other dogs STOP YOUR WHISTLE. P.S.You could be losing thousand of viewers over this + its so cruel."

Seriously? Is this person serious? Why can't they just mute the volume when they see this ad? Or better yet, who the fuck cares?! Seriously do people not have anything better to do with their time?!

Jason is getting even hotter


DelBoy said...

People like that drive me nuts! I know it's not what you guys want, but CHANGE THE F#*%ING CHANNEL IF YOU DON'T LIKE WHAT'S ON!
"Californication" with David Duchovny has just been screened in Aus at 10.30pm and people over here complained that it was too sexual! DON'T WATCH IT THEN!!

Mrs said...

MISS M, by my standards, this one almost takes the cake. I can't begin to describe the types of letters I receive (I work with complaints for a living, remember?) I've had...the yoghurt doesn't help for my constipation, my pants keeps falling off, I need new braces, what *&$&% is this on E-tv, please do something about it...etc etc...
All in a day's work and stuff. I'm with you though, there are TOO many people who have grown tired of masturbating and start writing letters of this nature. For our comic relief, no doubt.

The Divine Miss M said...

@Mrs M - yes, my new favourite thing is the duty log - expect many an entertaining entry from it. Actually this past week people have been writing in to complain about a male on male kiss on a popular soap opera. Letters saying it is disgusting and their kids watch it and letters saying thank you it has helped me understand that my gay grandson has relationship issues too. It's hysterical. People have WAAAY too much time on their hands

@delboy - I agree, don't watch it if you don't like it! I listened out for it last night and this "whistle" is less than a second and not that loud. What the fuck?!

MsMozi said...

Hehe – I also have the joy of getting emails from readers. Some decide to share the strangest information. One emailed my company recently to let us know that she’s angry that her manager keeps using the company laptop to look at “half-naked men”. Not completely sure what action she was hoping we would take with her tip-off. The notion of ‘thinking before writing’ is lost on most.

Lopz said...

Oh boy, this might just escalate into the most amusing part of your job! I'm hooked.... waiting in rabid anticipation for the next one ;-)

Alex said...

She's right, that's terribly cruel, I really think you should remove the whistle ;-) And don't even think of replacing it with a bell, because then my dogs will drool on the carpet!


The Divine Miss M said...

@lopz - your wish s my command, some more coming up ;)

@alex - I'm thinking that we should try get the company to replace it with a loud klaxon sound at a really high decible. What you think?