Have you accidentally sold your soul lately?

If you bought something from British retailer GameStation on April 1 this year, you might regret it. A lot. Forever. They modified their online contract this day for all purchasers. You know, that thing you always click through without reading — the one that has the checkbox “I have read and do accept these terms.” Well, it turns out you might want to pay attention next time. Here’s what many people agreed to on that day:

By placing an order via this Web site on the first day of the fourth month of the year 2010 Anno Domini, you agree to grant Us a non transferable option to claim, for now and for ever more, your immortal soul. Should We wish to exercise this option, you agree to surrender your immortal soul, and any claim you may have on it, within 5 (five) working days of receiving written notification from gamestation.co.uk or one of its duly authorised minions.

Funny? Yes. Inspiring? Perhaps. I’m thinking of adding some terms & conditions to the fine print in the back of our Sunday leaflets. “By receiving Holy Communion in this service, you indicate your acceptance of the following terms…”

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2 Responses

  1. Daniel says:

    They did remit the souls the next day, lucky they were benevolent…

  2. Ethan Gafford says:

    I think there’s enough widely unread legal and explanatory text associated with the Sacraments that we don’t need to go manufacturing our own.