June 17th, 2004
|jimbojones||01:41 am - new laptop|
I went to Circuit City and bought myself a new laptop (a Toshiba Satellite M35-S320 - Centrino 1.5, widescreen, ultralight, GeForce FX 5200 video, very snazzy) tonight.
The cute young black girl working the register tried to get me to sign up for 3 free months of AOL (would you like fries with that?) while I was swiping my card to pay. "Ohhhh no," I replied, in no uncertain terms. She could tell how amused I was at the very idea, and apparently decided that I must have thought she was trying to extract more money from me. So she reassured me "but it's free!" - and I cheerfully replied "sure - but so is the clap," with my friendliest just-being-mischievous smile to take the sting out of it.
She actually blushed, grinned back at me, and said "words to live by."
Current Mood: content
Current Music: Carl Cox - Tribal Jedi
Date: June 17th, 2004 - 05:45 am
Free my ass!
Best Buy pulled that shit on me the other day. When I was busy swipping my card, and was offered a free magazine: my choice of Sports Illustrated or Entertainment Weekly. I was fighting with that little electronic pen thing on the card swipper, and said "Yeah, sure, why not. EW." I expected to get a free magazine right there.
Still fighting the thing, she explained that I will start receiving my free subscription, and that after my subscription runs out I would have to call to cancel.
Looking at my receipt later, I noted that BB is going to give MY card information to EW, and if I don't call and cancel, I'll get automatically charged for subscription renewal. >:( I shall be cancelling today.
Be careful out there. Whenever the word "free" is used when your credit/debit card is in your hand, Think!
Jimbo, I do like what you told the clerk at Circut Shitty. Mind if I use that? I know several fundies who want to offer me the free gift of "knowing the lord Jesus Christ".