|'Phrases from Homer...|
Great idea boss!'
Why did I do it? Because when you press 'Okay' to make the annoying offer go away, you're uknowingly installing Homer. Sure, you can unsubscribe - but they've already charged you for a month's service.
|'Love and hearts in your mobile'|
After all, Claro - like other cellphone companies - has a policy of making whatever phone credit you don't use evaporate at month's end. Just imagine if your credit card took away all the money you didn't spend, or the grocer came and took away all the food you didn't eat by month's end. People would be out in the streets protesting.
But, for some reason, we seem to accept the cellphone companies' right to take away service we've paid for.
|'Good choice' signing up, |
even tho you didn't mean to.
Carlos Slim certainly deserves admiration for using brains and hard work to convert himself from a child of humble Lebanese immigrants into an extraordinary success story. And, I'm sure that his telecommunication, construction, mining and retail businesses have contributed to the world (altho not always so. His investments have also included tobacco companies).
|Carlos Slim, bringing the Simpsons |
to your cell phone!
|Homer Simpson, |
brought to you by Carlos Slim.
After all, when Colombians criticize capitalism and globalization, the United States is always the boogeyman. Many U.S. companies certainly deserve criticism. But give the gringos a break. We're not the only ones.
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours