How do I know this? Well, I’ve done sort of an experiment over the past three weeks; actually it’s an extension of something I do with my personal debit card to get my wife riled up. I sign the receipt or digital screen they present me with whatever name comes to mind at the time e.g. Big Poppe (nickname I have for my friend Hans Poppe), Micky Mouse, Mighty Mouse, Spider Man, Heckel and Jeckel, you get the idea. Not a single cashier has even batted an eye when I do this, even when I write on the digital tablet and it’s presented on the register monitor right in front of them and then reprinted onto my copy of the receipt.
At first I thought my hand-writing was so illegible they couldn’t see what I was writing and so just ignored it. So I decided to start printing “Bob the Builder” for my name (yes, I came up with this when purchasing something at Home Depot). Now there is no way they can confuse “Bob the Builder” for Finis R. Price, III, which is how I sign my name.
One of the most entertaining blogs we read is the Legal Juice – we enjoy the posts very much. A really strange story involves chewing tobacco and human toes. Here’s an excerpt:
Really. Mr. Bryson Pillars was chewing some tobacco when … [I’ll let the Mississippi Supreme Court take it from here. They just don’t write them like they used to.]
It seems that appellant [Mr. Pillars] consumed one plug of his purchase, which measured up to representations, that it was tobacco unmixed with human flesh, but when appellant tackled the second plug it made him sick, but, not suspecting the tobacco, he tried another chew, and still another, until he bit into some foreign substance, which crumbled like dry bread, and caused him to foam at the mouth, while he was getting “sicker and sicker.”
Robert Duff is a consumer attorney in Indiana with an informative website (http://www.indianaconsumerlawgroup.com/index.html) and blog(http://www.indianaconsumerlawgroup.com/index.html). He has a recent post on a strange story that does appear to be out of a Seinfeld episode:
Haven’t you ever wished the bank would make a mistake and through some glitch deposit about a hundred thousand dollars in your account? And then never find out? Tell me you’ve never thought about that! Anyway, that happened to George Costanza, oops, I mean George J. Costa of La Vista, Nebraska. More than $106,000 was deposited in his account between August 2006 and February 2007 after a bank employee mixed up account numbers. What did Mr. Costa do? He spent most of it. What’s happening to Mr. Costa now? He’s being charged with felony theft.
Read the rest of this amusing post here – http://www.indianaconsumerlawyerblog.com/2007/04/he_thought_they_just_wouldnt_n_1.html
We haven’t checked out this site to know whether it is worthwhile, but we do admit that the post about James Bond being an Identity Thief is somewhat funny, particularly for those of us who have enjoyed watching the James Bond movies over the years.
You can read this amusing post here – http://www.creditlock.com/jamesbond007.html
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