Inspired by a conversation I had with a telephone survey person during election season here in Michigan. I demanded to know who was paying for the survey, and got the ‘I can’t tell you, it could affect your answer’ line.
I also demanded payment for my answers, which is one way to guarantee a short phone call.
You of course remember our reptoid pals in the last panel from this comic.
This was suppose to be my first comic of December, but my idea to whip up a comic about the new Star Wars trailer at the last minute (the Sunday evening before it would run) meant I had to push this one back. The others were all holiday related, so they were time sensitive. That’s the good thing about phone solicitor jokes: they can run whenever.
[[No Filter Fox jumps as his smart phone rings on a nearby end table]]
No Filter Fox: AAK!
[[No Filter Fox answers the phone]]
No Filter Fox: What?!
Caller: Hello sir, you’ve been chosen to take part in a survey!
No Filter Fox: Who’s paying for this survey?
Caller: I can’t say. It could affect your answers.
No Filter Fox: Is it…reptoids?
Caller: …Sir? I can’t—
[[No Filter Fox whispers into his smart phone]]
No Filter Fox: OK, OK. If it is, say, “Actually Michigan’s state fossil is the mastodon.”
[[The survey caller looks over her shoulder and sees two reptoid supervisors watching her at the call center]]
Hovertext: His ringtone is Barking Dog Jingle Bells.
Daniel J. Hogan is a geeky cartoonist and writer living in Michigan. Daniel is available for freelance writing and cartooning commissions (Contact Daniel). This post contains affiliate links, unless it doesn't.