Monday, June 26, 2006
Gift cards and expiry dates.
This is quite silly. Okay, yes, it's annoying to give someone a gift card, or receive one, and not realize that it will expire. However, (1) I'm sure that I've had regular ol' paper gift certificates with expiry dates attached to them, so the fact that the plastic cards have expiry dates is neither here nor there. (2) Whatever happened to caveat emptor (let the buyer beware)? If you don't check what you've bought carefully, or what you've received that someone else has bought, then you deserve to lose it. If time is a huge problem, then give a cheque. Or cash. (3) Doesn't Ontario have bigger problems to worry about? The collapsing transit system in Toronto? Homelessness? Poverty? Racism? Gun violence? Repairing (its share of) the healthcare crisis? Heck, if it has to be a consumer issue, why not make Mike Holmes' job easier and regulate general contractors, and make them legally responsible if they fuck up a job? Something?