Monday, December 13, 2004

Is That A Snake In Your DVD Player?

Sheila Himmerick got a very odd call from Samsung tech support. They wanted to know if she was a "disgruntled customer." Seems that when they opened the box on the DVD player she had sent in under warranty, they found that the box included a four-foot-long ball python. It seems that her son Rusty's pet snake Paco had slithered into the box while it was waiting to be sealed for shipment. Now the problem is how to get the snake back to Jefferson City, MO from Secaucus, NJ. In its infinite wisdom, the government classes boa constrictors as "livestock" for shipping purposes, and has lots of rules on the subject. Too bad Samsung can't just ship him back with the repaired DVD player.


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