I Thought I Was Paying for Misspelling Insurance

smellshorsey Archive on March 11, 2008, 2:09

The local video store that closed always tried to sell me "play guard insurance" in case I messed up the tape or DVD. They could make it sound really scary, like I was going to owe them zillions for messing up their already scratched up merchandise that wouldn't half play on my DVD player anyway. But I'm vulnerable to these kinds of sales tactics because I'm a clumsy person -- I managed to break my foot once while standing on flat ground watering a plant. Insurance is probably a good idea for me whenever it's offered. But then I thought about it: I've never botched up a DVD or video.