Dear Mr. Netflix,
It seemed like a good idea at the time. And you know what? This ‘no late fees’ shenanigans is pretty smart business if you ask me. You didn’t? Well, I’ll tell you anyway. There’s a local DVD place about 6 miles down the road that has a deal on Tuesdays where every DVD is $1. I think it’s a fantastic deal. You might counter back that they have late fees. Yes they do. I’d like to also submit the notion that you do too. If I forget about a film — which I have on a few occasions — I’m still paying for a service I’m not technically ‘using’. I have to admit though, my intrigue with Netflix isn’t about saving petrol money or the convenience of forgetting I have legs or the innate ability to portray some sort of social skills by interacting with other humans in public places. No, it’s about lists. I can create a list from a huge database and somehow, that cheers my soul. I also like getting stuff in the mail.
There is a personality behind my faceless membership number, and skills I don’t readily get to employ on a regular basis, at least with the viewing public. You should count yourself lucky you are one of the very few to lay witness that I can piece back together a paper product that has been shredded by toddler ingenuity. I think you’ll agree that this is one piece of impressive engineering. And you’re welcome. It’s the little things that show you care.
abritdifferent, a list lover.