Monday, December 10, 2012

How Much Is That Free Latte?

Please read this Op-Ed from the New York Times.  If you're in too much of a hurry, it reminds us all of the absurdity of the terms and conditions we accept every day.  Companies ask us to throw away our rights left, right and center every time we do business with them.

So, I actually read the Panera Bread terms and conditions for the MyPanera discount card this morning, before heading out to lunch.  Here's the best part:
In the event that Panera, its affiliates, our/their franchisees, and/or suppliers are found liable to you for any reason, you shall only be entitled to recover actual and direct damages and such damages shall not exceed $100.
That's right, $100 limit no matter what happens to you, no matter what Panera (or its affiliates!) may have done wrong.

I'm passing on the latte...and not just because I don't drink coffee!