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After receiving a notice in the mail that the cost of my three-day-a-week subscription to the Times-Picayune would go from $16.95 to $20.95 a month (a 24% increase) effective January, 2016 …

Ring, Ring …

Times-Picayune Circulation Department: “Thank you for calling the Times-Picayune. How can I help you?”

Me: “I got your notice about the price increase, and I’d like to cancel my subscription.”

Circulation: “I see you’ve been a subscriber for a long time. We’d hate to see you go. What if we continued your subscription at the old rate?”

Me: “No”

Circulation: “How about if I switch you to Sunday Only for $8.95 a month?”

Me: “You know, your paper has gotten so bad I just don’t think I want to read it anymore.”

Circulation: “Gee, I’m sorry to hear that. What if we kept you at the old rate and threw in another month for free?”

Me: “No thanks”

Circulation: “Okay then, your subscription will stop at the end of the month.”

Me: “That’s fine, thanks”

Circulation: “Okay. Thanks for reading the Times-Picayune.”