ray (rayslinky) wrote,

it's a feature

i went to circuit city for an ethernet crimper yesterday. after the cashier rang me up, i told him i didnt need a plastic bag, that i could just place it in my satchel. he looks at me and tells me i have to take a bag, "it's a security feature." too dumbfounded to argue, i took the plastic bag with my packaged ethernet crimper, stuffed it in my satchel, and took off.

later, walking into the bookstore, i set off their theft detection system with the same package that made it successfully out of circuity city. its the illusion of security and the co-optation of our language.
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