Why weren’t you abandoned on an ice floe?

By | September 3, 2006

Orthomom reports that a British internet company refuses to sign up customers who have passed the age of 70 unless they are accompained by a younger person. Apparently, the company believes that the elderly are incapable of understanding the fine print of their contracts. Having seen our share of customer agreements, we wonder why they allow anyone to sign up without having an attorney present. We suspect the elderly just have more time to complain than us poor working folk. We’re reminded of this tale of Dan Rogers, a Canadian retiree who paid his $230 credit card bill online in 985 separate installments of several cents each after the bank refused to acknowledge a complaint. Said Rogers, “retired folks are dangerous. We have time on our hands.”  We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.