My step-grandfather died four years ago.
He lived a full life of traveling, union activism, heavy drinking and introducing the term “any port in a storm” into my vocabulary. He, like other senior citizens, also liked to take cruises.
Well, one of those cruise lines (Princess Cruises to be exact), still likes to send him mail, which I get for some reason. So after four years of constant junkmail for a deceased member of my family, I thought it was about time to contact Princess and let them know that their intended customer will not be taking a cruise anytime soon.
I did that this morning and they said they’d be happy to remove him from their mailing list, if I faxed over a copy of his death certificate.
And yes, they were serious.
Let me get this straight, to stop getting weekly catalogs/letters/postcards about the sweet $1199 Alaska cruise deal, I have to prove to this monolithic corporation that my grandfather is not faking his own death to get off their mailing list? Is this normal? Was I out of line to completely lose my shit while on the phone with them?
I hate you Princess Cruise Lines, I hope your ships sink. All of them.
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