Thursday, January 30, 2014

Got predictions?

Starting around the New Year we get to listen to lots of predictions. Some seers claim to see, know, and tell all.

California Psychics has a one-minute YouTube video commercial titled Tomorrow Starts Today which at 0:40 shows the phrase Satisfaction Guaranteed.

But, when you look at the fine print they really claim very little.  Check out the Terms & Conditions web page which contains their Satisfaction Guarantee. The title of the very first paragraph is:


The following four paragraphs are titled ACCEPTANCE PROCEDURE, PRIVACY POLICY, OUR SERVICES, and RULES OF SERVICE. Then comes their sixth paragraph titled Our Satisfaction Guarantee, that hilariously begins by disclaiming:

“We don't guarantee that our psychics' predictions will come true, but we do our best to ensure that you enjoy the reading.”

Last September I blogged about Disclaiming Responsibility. A poster with the California Psychics disclaimer might look more like the following:

The crystal seer was adapted from an image at the Library of Congress, and the blindfolded couple came from a VD prevention poster at the IHM.

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