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Old 07-11-2003, 01:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I went to get a cell phone the other day, and I swear I was ready to go on a 4-state killing spree by the time I was done.

First, they have all these phones to choose from, except the only ones they have in stock are the expensive ones. Second, in order to get a discount, you have to buy two accessories for $9.99 or more each; the problem is, the only accessories worth a shit are $29.99 and up, and the $9.99 stuff is just crap. Third, they offer a $70 mail in rebate, but I don't find out that it doesn't apply to me until after I've paid; new customers only.

I gotta say, I am fed the fuck up with people trying to bullshit me into buying shit I don't need or want. I don't care if it's a three time bait-and-switch like above, or Martin Sheen's voiceover trying to convince me that buying Brand X new car is going to give me deep personal fulfillment. Telemarketers, TV and Radio commercials, Car salesmen, bullshit giveaway promotions, the goddamned News! All of it drives me nuts!

And to make it worse, now every other car I see on the highway has a big vinyl sticker trying to sell me something, too, and these pieheads don't even work for the companies they're selling for!

Is our entire culture turning into a warped sales-oriented black fantasy in which nothing is what it's presented to be? Where breakfast cereal is orgasmically tasty, a new car equals spiritual harmony, everyone is trying to kill our children (watch the news sometime), etc? It just seems like, as our culture gets more complex, that it just boils down to more and more layers of bullshit drama, exaggeration, and outright lies being piled on with little real substance (tragically hidden behind the maelstrom of crap).

Argh! I'd be satisfied with one day! One lousy day called "Reality Check Day" where everything is just what it is.



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Old 07-11-2003, 01:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 07-11-2003, 01:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I feel ya man, nothing is ever what it seems. Next we'll have to deposit tokens into our thighs to be able to beat off.
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Old 07-11-2003, 02:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Like I said before America is the home of the scam artists.

And what the fuck is a rebate ?
American companies give rebates on everything from cars to toilet paper !

Why the fuck don't they just lower the price in the first place ?

Americans are stupid that's why.

They allow this shit ,and even ask if there are rebates on things not marked so.

"Like I want the purchase price inflated so you can send me a peice of that back."

What the fuck ?

Companies know that 50% of the people buying "rebated" items won't send in all that : damned receipts ,bar codes (which you probably threw away) etc.

So they jack up the price and you loose. And multiply that by a thousand or 10 thousand customers ...................w ho's makin' all that interest on the "rebates" that always are mysteriously held in limbo for 4 to 8 weeks or more.............the banks..............t he companies who rely on American stupidity to squeeze yet another nickle out of you.


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Old 07-11-2003, 04:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Look Rev, just do what I do when all the shit gets to be too much, (beside get high) I carry around a picture of a grave yard and that always reminds me that nothing really matters.
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Old 07-11-2003, 04:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 07-11-2003, 04:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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ewww... cellphone people...

you should have strangled them, I think the cops would understand.
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Old 07-11-2003, 08:41 PM   #8 (permalink)
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The world is a lie. One big fuckin lie. from politics, (weapons of mass destruction, Dar Heatherington )to the internet, to our homes. Everyone lies, nothing is as it seems, who can we trust? Fate, being death. We can trust that we can end this giant cloud of deception when our time is up.
At least death really doesnt sound that bad.
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orgasmic cereal???

I'LL PAY YOU WHAT EVER YOU WANT.
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