Media Farewell to the ‘Times’
posted by October 23 at 16:11 PMon
This morning I canceled my Seattle Times subscription by phone (464-2121). Doing so was difficult—the subscription office has a special taskforce of extra-persuasive people whose job it is to talk you out of canceling. When I was finally connected with a woman who had the power to close my account, I was gratified when she asked why I was leaving the Times and I could tell her “because of the stupid decision to endorse Mike McGavick for Senate.” She apologized sincerely, and didn’t try to change my mind, which I appreciated. I told her I was planning to switch to the P-I (which my husband prefers and which endorsed Cantwell) and she said she could set that up for me right then—that delivery of both papers is handled in the same office. But I couldn’t bring myself to resubscribe with the help of the same woman I’d just told off. My household is now paperless as a result of my righteousness.