Mom Drags Kid Through Verizon Store On Leash

Mom Drags Kid Through Verizon Store On Leash

Dear kid of abusive mom: yes, this is what it feels like for us when we deal with cell phone retailers, too. At least your mom was arrested. Video below.

http://consumerist.com/2009/07/10/usually-to-follow-someone-on/

Usually, to follow someone on Twitter, you click “Follow.” So why does Walmart have a 3,379-word terms of use specifically for their Twitter accounts posted on the company Web site? Seriously, we’re asking, because no one has any idea. [BoingBoing]

Creative Labs Charges "Maintenance Fee" For Rebate

Creative Labs Charges "Maintenance Fee" For Rebate

Creative Labs has found a great new way to minimize the risk that a customer will actually benefit from a rebate offer. In Rick’s case, they sent him the rebate in the form of a $10 debit card that was supposed to be good until July 2009, but when he went to a Best Buy to use it last month, it was denied. The reason? He’d been charged a $3 “maintenance fee” every month since January.

Diesel Shoes Comment Card Is Whimsical Beyond Comprehension

Diesel Shoes Comment Card Is Whimsical Beyond Comprehension

A reader sent in this scan of a comment card found with a pair of Diesel shoes. “I wonder what the purpose of this is?” the reader mused. I wonder, too. Unrestrained whimsy? Prank? Rogue employee who is now either confined to a psychiatric facility or has a book contract?

Best Buy, Nike Make List Of 99 Top Ethical Companies. Wait, What?

Best Buy, Nike Make List Of 99 Top Ethical Companies. Wait, What?

A business ethics institute named Ethisphere has released its annual list of the 99 “World’s Most Ethical Companies.” We have to take exception to some of their choices.

World's Lamest Promo? Buy $48 In Tickets, Receive 4 Free Tacos!

World's Lamest Promo? Buy $48 In Tickets, Receive 4 Free Tacos!

Holy mother of sponsor deals! Yesterday and today only, if you visit ComcastTix.com and spend $48 on a Taco Bell Family 4-Pack for the Sesame Street Live “Elmo Makes Music” event at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton “We Don’t Have A Corporate Sponsor Yet But Give Us Time” New Jersey, you’ll receive 4 free tacos from Taco Bell! Oh, but “additional fees may apply.”

SUV Sales Remain Strong In U.S. Despite Gas Prices

SUV Sales Remain Strong In U.S. Despite Gas Prices

We guess the sort of person who wants a luxury SUV isn’t too concerned about the idea of gas approaching $3.50 a gallon in the coming months, because sales have only dropped 0.9% over the past year, reports BusinessWeek. “‘For a high-dollar car, people with that level of discretionary income can absorb gas fluctuations,’ says Brinley of AutoData.” But it’s not just the filthy rich who have SUV-fever: sales of small SUVs have increased by 22.7%.

Home Depot’s Self-Checkout Paradox

Home Depot’s Self-Checkout Paradox

The absurdity of self-checkout, summarized by a Home Depot employee as expertly as it was accidentally:

Family Buries Dead Baby Under Bear Of Very Little Brain

Family Buries Dead Baby Under Bear Of Very Little Brain

A little while back, The Walt Disney Co. — in an extraordinary act of compassion — threatened to sue a couple of grieving British parents who wanted to put Winnie the Pooh on their stillborn child’s gravestone.