Chicken slop for the soul
Adbusters is advocating carrying out activities in your life that break you out of conformist patterns. My favourite comment in there was to say ‘hold on please’ to telemarketers when they phone you, then put the phone down and go off and do something else – thus making telemarketing cost ineffective. Clever. Although the thought occurs that some poor telemarketeer on a minimum wage is probably losing their job at the other end of that call by closing small volumes of calls. Decisions are never simple these days when you really stop and consider all of the ramifications.