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    oh yeah, SimpliSafe home security products.
    the commercial representative is a guy who admits, to being a thief? and not a reformed thief.

    maybe they should show him in prison, lamenting that he was caught because of SimpliSafe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Extravoice View Post
    I was reading a website that I frequent, when an ad popped up for boots. It said that these boots are “preferred by free thinkers.”

    I had a Star Trek “Norman coordinate” moment after reading it. If I’m a free thinker, I should buy them. But, if I buy them, I’ll be following a trend and not be a free thinker.

    Reminds me of Steve Martin's Non-Conformist Oath.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glutomoto View Post
    oh yeah, SimpliSafe home security products.
    the commercial representative is a guy who admits, to being a thief? and not a reformed thief.

    maybe they should show him in prison, lamenting that he was caught because of SimpliSafe.
    He's called Robert Larson. Robert = Robber. Larson = Larceny. Cute, huh?
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    Another security company claims that locking your credit report is not sufficient, and you need them to monitor other things, such as your personal info for sale on “the dark web”.

    Okay, what am I supposed to do differently if they find it for sale?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    He's called Robert Larson. Robert = Robber. Larson = Larceny. Cute, huh?
    I believe he spells it Robbert.
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    I just suffered through a TV commercial hawking a coin.

    Most of the commercial talks about the most recent gold coin minted by the US government (maybe twenty years ago?) and how it is now very valuable.
    They then, very smoothly, shift to talk about a replica coin they are selling. It looks just like the original, but is plated in 14 mg of pure gold. The"original" selling price was to be $50, but they will sell it to you for only $19.99.

    A quick calculation indicates that the coin contains 85˘ worth of gold.

    So buy today!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Extravoice View Post
    I just suffered through a TV commercial hawking a coin.

    Most of the commercial talks about the most recent gold coin minted by the US government (maybe twenty years ago?) and how it is now very valuable.
    They then, very smoothly, shift to talk about a replica coin they are selling. It looks just like the original, but is plated in 14 mg of pure gold. The"original" selling price was to be $50, but they will sell it to you for only $19.99.

    A quick calculation indicates that the coin contains 85˘ worth of gold.

    So buy today!
    Ah, but the coin underneath is the real (replica of) treasure!
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    I just received the original and still ultimate king of marketing spin: the lottery. "With this ticket you win at least €2, guaranteed!". But the ticket is 3€? "You WIN at least 2€!". Oh, ok...
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    A loudspeaker at the 99˘ Store said their associates would greet customers with a smile. I asked the checkstand girl how I could verify this. She had no answer. I guess they plug in the usual phases without bothering to think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck View Post
    A loudspeaker at the 99˘ Store said their associates would greet customers with a smile. I asked the checkstand girl how I could verify this. She had no answer. I guess they plug in the usual phases without bothering to think.
    As the Mafia goons said to the witness, "Service with a smile!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    As the Mafia goons said to the witness, "Service with a smile!"
    I haven't been in a K-Mart in a long time but they always had a sign on the register that said "TYFSAK". "Thank You For Shopping At K-Mart."
    If I had to work there I'd need a reminder too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    I haven't been in a K-Mart in a long time but they always had a sign on the register that said "TYFSAK". "Thank You For Shopping At K-Mart."
    If I had to work there I'd need a reminder too.
    How long have they done that? I don’t remember seeing it, and am wondering if they started after I stopped going there or if I just didn’t notice. In my area, nearby K-marts closed quite a few years ago, and there were similar/better options close by for years while they were still open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Rijn View Post
    How long have they done that? I don’t remember seeing it, and am wondering if they started after I stopped going there or if I just didn’t notice. In my area, nearby K-marts closed quite a few years ago, and there were similar/better options close by for years while they were still open.
    I probably haven't been in one in at least 20 years, Target (pronounced "tar-jzay") being a far more pleasant experience. It was therefore decades ago that I noticed the sign.
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