Sunday, November 13, 2011

Failing to Protect Our Borders

This was my first blog post. I wrote about gift cards.  I hate them.  You know why I hate them? They are terrible credit risk.  And, I now have empirical evidence.

My daughter walked into my office while I was cleaning today.  Cleaning my office is a serious exercise.  She picks up a random pile of crap, trying to help.

"Uh, dad, I think we have a problem here!"


"I think you're a little too late on this Border's gift card.  Maybe you should have given it to me before the stores went bankrupt?"

And there you have it.  Case closed.  I can now confirm that gift cards are a terrible risk.

At least this morning I reduced my Barnes & Noble inventory by one for my son's friend's birthday gift.