Which is basically Miscellaneous Mishegoss (which is the tagline for the blog).
I was going to talk about some back-and-forth between me and Melissa in the comments on the previous post but it’s about computers and such. If you know any people in their mid-70’s get them talking about what the world was like back when they were young. I venture to say that no matter where they lived, they lived in interesting times.
On to corporate slickness –
I subscribe to home delivery of the Washington Post, which is my ‘local’ newspaper given that I live in Northern Virginia (which is not to be confused with any part of Virginia that is NOT Northern Virginia.) Today I got an email that informed me of a special edition – See at the bottom, the sentence I have outlined in red? “All home delivery subscribers will be charged the Sunday home delivery rate for this special edition” –
So we get charged EXTRA for this ‘special edition’ whether we want it or not. But wait! – see that “Have Questions?” and “Visit us at ….”
Well if you are smart you DO go visit them and sign into your account and you will find this –
Well you KNOW I’m opting out. Click that link and you get –
Aha! I still get the special edition which will go directly in the recycle bin and I WON’T be charged extra. Bezos thinks he’s slick and I wonder how many people get that email, never read it completely and never opt out? I’m sure I am the victim of other subtle scams and corporate slickness – but not this one!