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Invasion

At the AT&T Wireless kiosk in Sunbury, PA, when I tried to buy a new cell phone charger for $14.95, I was told that the cash register wouldn’t accept the transaction unless I gave them the phone number of my cell phone.

Fortunately, (617) 555 1212 was acceptable to the cash register when the cashier grudgingly entered it.

“It’s not an invasion of privacy,” she called after me as I left, genuinely wounded that I had insulted the integrity of AT&T Wireless.

3 Responses to “Invasion”

  1. Giving out your phone number like that, now you have no idea what sort of people will call you. AT&T should be the least of your worries.

    -Grant M. Henninger
    [ dram.teamslack.net ]

    PS Yes, I realize that 555-1212 is not a real phone number, I’m not that dense.

  2. SAME THING HAPPENS AT RADIO SHACK WHEN YOU TRY TO BUY A 1.89 CABLE AND THEY NEED YOUR ADRESS AT THE REGISTER TRY GETTING A NEW SALESPERSON OR A TOUGH COOKIE AND IT COULD TAKE YOU 10 MINS TO GET OUT OF THERE WAITING FOR A MANAGER AND AN APOLOGY. SOUNDS LIKE A BAD CUSTOMER POLICY TO ME.

  3. Each Stack Frame represents a function. The bottom frame is always the main function, and the frames above it are the other functions that main calls. At any given time, the stack can show you the path your code has taken to get to where it is. The top frame represents the function the code is currently executing, and the frame below it is the function that called the current function, and the frame below that represents the function that called the function that called the current function, and so on all the way down to main, which is the starting point of any C program.

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