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Unread 12-05-2007, 07:23 PM
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Stupidity Contest

i got my Christmas present today and went up online with Swaorvski to register it. When it came time to enter my address the drop down for "state" did not have DC listed. So I relocated the U.S. capitol to Maryland from whence it orignally came and then I sent this email to Swarovski.

I have some patience and understanding that perhaps in Austria, not every one has a detailed understanding of basic U.S. Geography perhaps much like people here have little knowledge of Austrian geography.

Here is a little known fact. There is a place in the United States called Washington, D.C. Now Washington is a city and it is located in the District of Columbia. People actually live here in the midst of the stupidity center of the world and perhaps the universe. If Austria wishes to enter the stupidity contest then by all means be my guest.

Now then, when I buy a piece of optical equipment costing over $1,000 and try to register it online and find that while you do manage to list all of the states you do not list the District of Columbia as a place to live and it is impossible to fill in my address correctly. Perhaps you believe that those of us who reside in Washington DC are too stupid to know how to operate a computer and go online and register our product. If we were that stupid we would have bought a Tasco at K-mart for $19.99.

I would suggest you are not quite as stupid as Black and Decker who are an American company whose online registration made the same mistake. Perhaps they fired their computer programmer and you hired him? if you wish to win the stupidity contest you will have to out do the CIA and the NSC who believe that the penguins at the North Pole have a nuclear capability and are building intercontinental ballistic missiles to attack W because of his global warming policies

Jim Collier
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Unread 12-05-2007, 07:45 PM
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I was all excited when I saw the title to this thread.....I thought to myself....at last a contest I could win.
I admit that I know just enough to be dangerous.....but dangerous at ever extending distances.
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Unread 12-06-2007, 12:06 AM
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Eddybo, sorry, I think I've got this one sewed up.

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Unread 12-06-2007, 08:05 AM
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Lighten up Buffalo Bob its X-mas time.
Whatcha get??
We all know those southern penguins need watching. See what W had to do to their northern clan---- Had the CIA tell the Eskimos they taste like chicken. This is not common knowledge--heard it on the internet.
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Unread 12-06-2007, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by eddybo View Post
I was all excited when I saw the title to this thread.....I thought to myself....at last a contest I could win.
Eddybo, I would probably whip you on that contest, but it cracked me up
to see you come up with that... awesome sence of humor.

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Unread 12-07-2007, 05:54 PM
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The boss responded! Note that she is the "manager".

This is why a good company makes good products.

Dear Mr. Collier:

Thank you for purchasing Swarovski Optik and pointing out our stupidity. Your e-mail has been forwarded to our Marketing Services Manager and she will immediately contact our Austrian counterparts, who maintain our website. On-Line registration is a new feature to our website and your e-mail is the first time this oversight was brought to our attention.

I will contact you as soon as the correction is made so that you can complete your registration. Thank you for your patience and for reminding us that "the devil is in the detail!"


Ellen Santagata
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Unread 12-07-2007, 06:21 PM
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Wait, wait, wait-- according to Catshooter, I MUST be the winner!!

Interesting that DC isn't listed, of course, you guys DO have that ban on owning guns, right? The one the Supreme Court is going to review?
I realize it only applies to handguns, but what the heck, if you can't own handguns, why own ANY guns!!


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