Angie's List lightens my day

It’s been a heavy week here in Boston, but I just got an email from Angie’s List that made me chuckle. I signed up for Angie’s List earlier this month to have a look at the state of online physician reviews. (Still pretty primitive as I reported, and Angie’s List reviews are particularly disappointing especially since they cost money to subscribe to.)

The email said:

“Greetings from Angie’s List. Below is a list of your recent searches. Do you have any questions or need further assistance? If so, just reply to this email and we’ll be happy to help you out.”

The message then listed a gastroenterologist and primary care practice I had searched on April 1.

It then went on, “If you have finished your project(s) please submit a review or send us some feedback on your experience(s) by replying to this email.”

I applaud the follow up and like the idea of soliciting reviews, but I had to chuckle at the word “project.” While I’d love to be finished with my gastroenterology “project,” somehow I’d don’t see that happening anytime soon!

Maybe I’m being a bit unfair, but I think Angie’s computer should be smart enough to pick out the medical topics, especially since that’s all I’m signed up for.


P.S. –The Angie’s List team read this blog post and told me they are changing the wording.

April 18, 2013

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