Friday, January 11, 2013
Whatr? Use my discount card for somebody else's cigarettes?
Today, as I stood second in line at a Rite-Aid store at the cash register, the clerk asked me for my “wellness card” so that the customer in line ahead of me could get a discount for a cigarette purchase.
No, I don’t think I’m at serious risk of identity theft from the incident. But it’s wrong to ask one person to participate in another’s purchase of a product (however legal) that he does not approve of. And now, that purchase is on my “record”. I don’t think it is likely to be abused, but the idea that there is an electronic record of a cigarette purchase by me that did not happen is disturbing.
I suppose the CVS automatic checkout lines have a lot to say for themselves (although sometimes they don’t work).
Oh, yes, men, cigarette smoking can make you go bald on the legs. The "wellness" here sounds like an oxymoron.