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A little less than a happy high
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Today, I learned from four different sources that I can fire my boss into space with eBay. I kept imagining this "eBay" to be some sort of elaborate booster rocket system or maybe even a space elevator, but really, it's just the same old online fleamarket, which for some reason is using an anonymous email address in Denmark to ask me to verify my credit card number. I sure hope they get it right this time1.

'Course, I'm not the only one being snarky this evening. The HMV at downtown crossing has posted signs that say:

We are closed.
Never to reopen.
Our doors are shut forever.
Thank you."

I can just picture Obscure-Music Kid becoming incensed at being pestered while packing up the last of the inventory that didn't sell during the clearance and slapping them on the windows one by one. It just makes me want to tousle his ironic haircut underneath his ironic hat and say, "Cheer up OMK... you can fire your boss with eBay!2."

1In case there is any concern, no, I wasn't a chump.
2Or maybe I would just remind him that he didn't shop there either.
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From: pipibluestockin Date: April 28th, 2004 04:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Forward the impertinent ebay emails to spoof@ebay.com

They do their own headkicking of fraudsters and alerting of local authorities.
komos From: komos Date: April 29th, 2004 05:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Have done. I also took the liberty of reporting them to their ISPs through spamcop.
From: pipibluestockin Date: April 29th, 2004 08:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well done. :)

I did not even think of doing spamcop as well.
From: skygoodwill Date: April 28th, 2004 04:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

Nicely written piece!
Who can ever forget OMK@HMV with an IH/IH, now.
komos From: komos Date: April 29th, 2004 05:30 am (UTC) (Link)
OMK always looked bored until you asked him for something they didn't carry at the store. At that point, he'd get very animated and start gushing about the artist as well as the artist's influences and side projects.

In truth, though, he hasn't worked there in a while. I think he left at about the same time that they closed the jazz and classical sections on the second floor. The writing was on the wall.
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komos From: komos Date: April 29th, 2004 12:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Just so long as you didn't use a credit card, your secrets died with the store. If you did, They-Who-Analyze are sniggering as they feed your demographics into The-Computers-That-Watch.
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komos From: komos Date: April 29th, 2004 01:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

For shame.

Honestly, I'm in no position to point fingers. I have an October Project cd in my rack, and I love Fleetwood Mac. Worse, I'm pretty sure I slapped Rumors on my VISA.
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komos From: komos Date: April 29th, 2004 01:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

My shame, not yours

For a while, she was on the Keith Richards preservation regimen. See, Richards is, in fact, already dead, but remains on this earth through chemical aids to assist Mick in his battle against the Elder Demon, Dick Clark, and his hordes of evil minions.

Oh yes.
mudguts From: mudguts Date: April 30th, 2004 10:24 am (UTC) (Link)


i might have put stevie nicks in the dick clark camp.
thanks for clearing that up for me, before it was too late.
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