Which store? Target? Victoria’s Secret? B&D Comic Shop on Elm Avenue?
Not to be a Negative Ned here, but there are some people from my past I wouldn’t want to meet by chance. That’s why they’re in the past.
Though it’s important to note that my fortune here says the past, not necessarily my past. Which I suppose could mean I’ll meet William Jennings Bryant at the bait shop or something.
I probably think too much about these things.
… lest your experience parallel my own.
Here’s what might happen.
- You buy an online “gift card” via Target.com to be sent via e-mail to its recipient. (The recipient is then supposed to apply the balance to their Target.com account so that they can make purchases.)
- Your credit card will be charged promptly, but your intended recipient receives no e-mail from Target at all.
- You call to rectify the situation. Target then sends the promised e-mail to the recipient with the virtual gift card. But it is useless because it has been cancelled.
- You call to rectify the situation again, but the customer service rep informs you that Target’s computers are down.
- You call back the following day, hoping to get it all straightened out. But Target’s solution is a slightly confusing process by which they send the gift card to you, then you resend it to the intended recipient. It’s confusing because this e-mail from Target makes it look like they have sent a SECOND gift card to you to apologize for your trouble. (No, that’s the gift card you mean to give to your friend.)
- Honestly? Just buy a f&*$ing Amazon gift card, people.
The Iowa high school sophomore is doing nothing less than pranking America’s entire electoral process.
What’s the deal with Gotham City-style pranksters popping up in the national discourse lately? I love it.
I’d love to see Deez Nuts team up in some fashion with the Internet troll impersonating Target’s online customer service.
And don’t think that Deez Nuts is too young to be among Batman’s rouges gallery. Anarky was a kid. And the General (Ulysses Hadrian Armstrong) was just eleven years old.
Check out the following article:
“A 15-Year-Old Going by ‘Deez Nuts’ Is Doing Surprisingly Well in the Presidential Polls, by Carlton Ferment, Vice.com, 8/20/15:
His (or her!) modus operandi is actually pretty simple. Anybody can right-click a corporate logo for use as a Facebook profile picture, and then create a false account using a corporate-sounding name and a throwaway cell phone number. (Troublingly enough, spammers are known to do the same thing to impersonate private users, by right-clicking publicly available profile pictures.)
But this guy is the Lex Luthor of trolls, and his antagonism of complaining Target customers achieves the level of online performance art. The controversy into which he’s inserted himself is whether or not Target should have gender-specific sections for children’s toys.
Check out some samples of his pathos via this recent article at Adweek: