Desperate times call for desperate measures
Odd. Very odd.

I just got off the phone with a company due to an unrecognized charge on our bank account. It was a mistake, but at least not a case of identity theft. Although I was worried at first because the first thing she pulled said it was charged under my nine year old daughter's name.

But while sitting on hold, I had to sit through ad after ad for Obama. Each ending with "this advertisement was paid for by..." Never mind the potential for alienating, oh, half of your potential customers. What I want to know is, are companies now so desperate for revenue that they are selling ad space in lieu of hold music?

I wonder how much the space on my answering machine message would go for.