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We’ve all done it, and then almost invariably regretted it… I don’t even have an excuse. I was just straight-up seduced by a good cause and a request that seemed reasonable, and thought: “Yes, I’d like to add my name to this.” So, I signed an online petition. Maybe I signed a few. OK, lots.
The months that followed can only be described as a vortex of Catholic guilt, endangered porpoises, bitter tears and spam email. A Hitchcockian nightmare from which you think you have woken up; you think you have successfully unsubscribed, only to hear that horrible ping of new email and …see the words Avaaz or Change.org or 38 Degrees.