My freshman year, I decided it would be a good prank to sign my friends up for unsolicited catalogs.
When I got home from my mission, a friend of mine needed a way to get back at a boy who had been treating her badly, so I got on the web with her and signed the boy up for O, The Oprah Magazine. To avoid any complications with billing, we clicked the "bill me later" option on the order.
He (who happened to be my EQP) got the magazine and the bill and revenge was sweet.
Recently, my friend Dede and I have been having a little war of our own. It started with some innocent e-mail spam attacks, which eventually led to full-blown mailbox war.
I think Dede was inspired by this story (the part about Jenny the Asian and my balding cranium). Whatever her inspiration, she couldn't resist signing me up to receive some information, via e-mail and real mail, from both The Hair Club and Bosley.
That naturally led to a counterattack. I got online, did a little searching, and found Catalogs.com.
After that, it was really very simple. I verified Dede's address with a friend of mine who lives above her and then signed her up for at least five catalogs. So far she has received one from Fabulous Furs.
This may have led to a retaliation from Dede. She denies it, but last week I received the holiday edition of Heifer International's catalog.
Officially, we have called a truce, but in war, can you really trust anyone? In the spirit of Halloween, I leave you with the following Harry Potter quote:
"Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps its brain."