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Don’t get me started…

Apologies in advance for the ALL CAPS to come, but I was forwarded a press release that makes me want to SCREAM.

Seems there is a company based in Oklahoma that has created GripeAtMe.com, which is pretty much what it sounds like. You pay money TO YELL at a complete stranger about whatever you want. If you can complain about it, a “complaint specialist” will listen. (Yup, a COMPLAINT SPECIALIST.)

One of their sample calls is from a man who asks why women tend to “get more” in divorce and custody cases. His theory? The women’s liberation movement. Bet they didn’t teach you THAT in law school.

But wait — there’s more! You can also ask the specialist to take the opposite view of yours. That’s right, you can pay to ARGUE with a COMPLETE STRANGER.

The website offers a few suggested subject areas, including culture and “go green” (quotation marks are theirs, not mine).

“Sometimes, it is nice to have someone there just to listen while you decompress about all that life has handed to you,” the site states.

Thanks, but I have those people already. They’re called FRIENDS AND FAMILY. I’d rather spend the $10 on beer with them than calling you.

6 comments

  1. Who was it that “got you started” in writing this piece? That person would be worth screaming at (or firing). Next time, count to a trillion before publishing these little bursts of mutant adrenaline.

    BTW – why are you screaming at your friends and family?

  2. Who would have thought when they came up with the idea nearly 40 years ago that Monty Python’s Argument Clinic would become a reality:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQFKtI6gn9Y

  3. “That’s right, you can pay to ARGUE with a COMPLETE STRANGER.”

    It’s bad when your business model is based on a Monty Python skit.

  4. “Is this the right room for an argument?” 😉

  5. @Pushkin; Once again your lack of reading comprehension is appalling. Clearly the writer was not implying that he yelled at his friends and family. THe context of his comment was to have someone there to listen him:

    “Sometimes, it is nice to have someone there just to listen while you decompress about all that life has handed to you,” the site states.
    Thanks, but I have those people already. They’re called FRIENDS AND FAMILY. I’d rather spend the $10 on beer with them than calling you.”

    Well at least you have the Daily Record blogs to act as your ranting board.
    No charge.

  6. Answer to your question, Mikaela: no.