So there I was some 7 days ago sitting on our balcony early evening enjoying a Genmorangie (or 2) and contemplating some very big wood pigeons when the phone rang and a very pleasant Indian voice hastened to assure me he wasn't selling anything but did I have 4 minutes to be screened to see I might be eligible to participate in research conducted by Roy Morgan.
If I made the grade I could win $3000 or one of 4 consolation prizes of $500.
Well, having supped well of the nectar of the Gods, I decided to give it a go and made it through the screening process. I was told that in the next few days I would receive a booklet in which I was to record my media listening habits. Ok, sweet, sounds easy.
Today a parcel arrived comprising a book and a booklet. The booklet asked me to record what I read in the print media for the next seven days; my use of the internet, and my hour to hour listening of TV/Radio from 5.30 am to midnight daily.
Now, the book. 121 pages of questions comprising over 600 questions in all and many quite complex. Some real doozies included. Did I suffer from Alzheimers (how could I remember); what about TMJ syndrome (what the f**k is that); did I feel stressed (only after I read the book), and did I have a 'low' sex drive (at 6' 1" how could I). If I were a 'her', was my favourite method of contraception 'abstinence'. Other questions included whether I had 'indulged' in a massage and whether I had ever smoked Texas 5 cigarettes.
The bloody thing is going to take me about five hours to complete.
Question. Has anyone else in a moment of weakness signed up to this and did they consign said books to the trash can.