Peter Rooke wrote:"When you sign up for digital service, sometimes they make it difficult to unsubscribe."
When you sign up for anything they make it difficult to unsubscribe. I hate the job title "membership retention consultant". It's one step above "bully".
I don't subscribe to a lot of services simply because I know that for one reason or another I'd have to fight tooth and nail to pause or terminate them. I just did put a service on pause and now they're spamming me daily or more often to re-register. And that was one of the easier services to get out of.
It's like the deal when I make a charitable contribution and get back a thank-you letter that contains a solicitation for another contribution, listing suggested values. And what you sent last time is the lowest suggested value. It virtually ensures that I'm not sending anything more for at least 5 years.
There's such a thing as trying too hard. And if you do, you'll never have me as a customer/contributor.
The secret of how to be miserable is to constantly expect things are going to happen the way that they are "supposed" to happen.
You can have faith, which carries the understanding that you may be disappointed. Then there's being a willfully-blind idiot, which virtually guarantees it.
Sometimes I see a charity such as the 9/11 Museum in NYC that reminds me of something that I was part of. If a relative went through a disease I want to contribute. I don't like being asked for more money. I take standard tax deduction each year so I don't think the receipts do me any good. I'd rather give money without identifying myself.