Terms of Dis-Service

I Agree-You Agree-We All Agree

photo by By Stuart Miles @Freedigitalphotos.net
photo by By Stuart Miles @Freedigitalphotos.net

Who reads User Agreements?

Not me…and I’m pretty sure not you.

You know what I’m talking about…those 100 thousand words of legalese that pop up on your computer screen every time you sign up for some new service or another.

Before they validate your membership and let you start sharing pictures of today's lunch on their site you have to click—“I Agree”.

Sometimes you even have to state that you “Have Read” the thing.

And what do we do.

We click…we click…and then we click again.

“Come on, my pastrami is wilting…I’m losing the light!”

And off we go.

Then, of course, afterwards, we think nothing of it until ten years later when a couple of guys show up at our door looking for the kidney that you owe them.

“It’s right here in our “Terms of Service” paragraph 942, section 80, subsection 32.A…upon the 10th anniversary date  of membership, you agree to donate one kidney to our ‘Misplaced Organ Club’.  We’ll be back in five for your liver.”

And what choice do you have?  You clicked—“I Agree”. 

Besides they say we can live just fine with only one kidney.

Then you start to wonder if that’s why Johnny didn’t come home after his 13th Birthday.  Maybe he didn’t run off to join the Moonies after all….

But luckily, that’s the exception and not the rule….I think.

I admit, way back when, I actually did take the time to at least scroll through these “Terms of Service.”

I was so paranoid about internet scams and other intrusions into my privacy I wanted to make sure phrases such as....

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