It was a dark and stormy night
Actually it was afternoon. But it was dark & stormy – we were under a tornado watch. Suddenly my phone rang. I answered … after saying hello a few times a man greets me and offers to sell me home insurance. He offers me a special deal, emphasizing that it covers completely “should your house be destroyed by a tornado”. He was very anxious for my credit card number.
I can’t help but wonder if this telemarketing call center is equiped with GIS allowing them to target potential customers (or scam victims?) based on real-time weather alerts.