Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Fry's and Privacy

Bought a couple of flat panel monitors at Fry's today. Normally when you exit the store, the door person checks your receipt to make sure you're not trying to steal stuff. I'd found out a while ago that they really can't do that unless they think you're stealing something. As I left the store, instead of handing over my receipt like a "good citizen", I simply refused to give it over saying, "I don't have to show it to you". The door person looked a bit bemused, and then simply said, "Ok". And that was that. It was a good feeling. It won't change the world, but hopefully more people will start to see this as the invasion of privacy that it is and start to feel more comfortable standing up for their rights.

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