The Canadian airline WestJet recently set up a "virtual Santa" station at two different airports, where passengers and their kids could talk to a video screen and tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas.
So people did it because they didn't have anything better to do while they waited for their flight. But when they landed and got to the baggage claim, the presents came out on the conveyor belt . . . wrapped . . . with their NAMES on them.
It turns out that while they were in the air, the airline had gotten 150 volunteers to go from store to store and actually BUY the stuff people asked for.
And some of the presents were AWESOME. One kid got an Android tablet, several people got flights home for the holidays, and one family got a 50-inch BIG SCREEN TV.
Of course, other people didn't realize they'd actually be GETTING what they asked for, and didn't go BIG enough with their requests. One guy asked for socks and underwear, and that's exactly what he got. Still, he seemed pretty happy with it.
The airline set up a bunch of hidden cameras, so you can check out all the reactions on YouTube.
Hey, it’s the thought that counts. Women spend an average of more than 13 hours searching for the perfect holiday gift for their husbands, while their husbands only spend about four hours shopping for their wives. No wonder nearly 60% of women say they’ve been let down by the gifts they’ve received from their significant others! To prevent disappointment this year, a quarter of women are dropping gift-related hints. For guys who really want to take the easy way out, there’s always the option of letting your lady pick her own gift- a strategy employed by more than 10% of men. So how much poorer can you expect to be after the holidays this year? Here’s a breakdown of how much people typically spend on their friends and family:
The customer is always…outraged? That’s according to a new report on dissatisfaction among American consumers. Nearly 70% of households experienced “customer rage” in the last year- meaning they were very or extremely upset about a company’s response to their complaints. That’s a big jump from 60% in 2011. As a result, consumer reactions to poor service have gotten more violent- people admitted to yelling at customer service reps 36% of the time (up from 25%) and cursing 13% of the time (up from 7%). But all that ranting and raving doesn’t seem to help- 56% of complainers say they got nothing in return. The number-one most enraging product or service? Cable or satellite TV.
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