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December 23, 2019

Consumer Humor: TV Station Tricks Interviewees with Unexpected Fine Print

Filed under: Humor — Edgar (aka MrConsumer) @ 6:09 am

Note: The next new Mouse Print* story will be published on January 6th.

To teach people why they really need to read the fine print of contracts before signing, the local NBC station station in Green Bay, Wisconsin decided to pull a prank on shoppers at a local food court. Before interviewing each passerby, the reporter handed the person what was purported to be a standard release form to sign. This release, however, was peppered with absurd requirements.

Did anyone read it before signing? You can guess the answer.

So, as you are deciding on your new year’s resolutions, consider making reading the fine print in contracts and advertising one of things you vow to do in 2020.

Happy Chanukah and Merry Christmas from Mouse Print*.

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  1. We have collectively been anesthetized by the incredibly confusing and exceeding lengthy disclaimers. Can it be simplified? There has been legislation designed to do just that, but it still has profound limitations. The smart consumer most certainly plows through this written flotsam, but inevitably your eyes gloss over and a desire to put yourself in a shredder becomes overwhelming.

    Comment by Rick — December 23, 2019 @ 7:52 am
  2. An entertaining way of getting a very good point across!

    Comment by Tasha — December 23, 2019 @ 1:37 pm

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