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Subject: Gotta Read this one! Date: 4/13/2001 10:43 PM
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Hmmm Friday the 13th. It got off to such a good start ... half day at work, had a beer with lunch and decided to see a movie. Got me a good war movie (Enemy at the Gate) under my belt, and came home just in time to check the mail.

Only thing in the box was from Sears. Yep it was a nice, friendly note! "We have now changed our credit policies to offer more 0% financing than ever before", yada yada yada. Then the punchline: "See reverse side of this notice for details."

OK they had me by then I was intrigued. Up til now the only reason there never had been a balance on my Sears card was the 21.9 percent interest. I always kept the card "just in case" I needed it anyway. So anyway, I read the reverse side. The fine print they alluded to on the first side says that they have now gone to <<< 24.9% >>> to pay for these useless goodies they offer now!!

I kept my cool. Remember I had just come from a war movie. I wanted to put a .45 right through the center of the Sears card and mail it to them with their friendly notice. But I figured that would alarm the neighbors.

So I cut it up into tiny strips. Turned the shredder on, and fed each tiny strip, one by one through the machine as it crunched and made wierd noises while I grinned.

BYE BYE SEARS!! Useless bunch of thieves!

--Paul B
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