Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Fighting back... just a little

The New York Times has a great little article on the small acts of insubordination most all of us do in some form or another. Like the guy who saves up all the subscription cards that fall out of his magazines. He saves them up on his desk and at the end of each month, he puts them in the mail but leaves them blank so that the advertiser is forced to pay the business reply postage without gaining a new subscriber. Another person always orders a "small" pizza from Little Ceasar's, knowing that they will point out that the smallest pizza they make is called a "medium".

An amusing quote from the article:

The Internet offers a booming trade to help with this type of annoyance-fighting behavior. For example, shared passwords to free Web sites are available at to help people avoid dealing with long registration forms.

Amusing because The NY Times is one of those very sites that forces you to fill in such a registration form, and is probably the biggest recipient of BugMeNot shared passwords. (via

Speaking of Life's Little Victories, here's a nice little daily comic by that very name that celebrates those minor joys in life.

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