I bought carpeting for my home tonite. They said no payment and no interest for 6 months! I said OK!

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Maybe I have just got me some free carpet. We'll see in 6 months.

-- freddie (freddie@thefreeloader.com), October 15, 1999


The joke's on you! The carpet won't shag after 2000.

-- dw (y2k@outhere.com), October 15, 1999.

You're way out of it! Shag was popular in the 50's! Shag-rug-la!

-- smitty (smitty@sandiego.com), October 15, 1999.

LMAO---Thanks I needed that!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Curly~Q (Curly@Q.com), October 15, 1999.

Yeah, this might be a good time for me to get that big HDTV I want on one of those deals with no payments for a year! I want my,... I want my,... I want my Freeee Teeee Veeee!!

-- @ (@@@.@), October 15, 1999.


As a subscriber to the no free lunch school of thought, I am wondering if the finance agreement included any lien agreements or waivers of rights.


-- Tom Beckner (tbeckner@xout.erols.com), October 15, 1999.

As a subscriber to the no free lunch school of thought, I am wondering if the finance agreement included any lien agreements or waivers of rights.

That assumes that there will be someone around to enforce such agreements next year.

-- (its@coming.soon), October 15, 1999.

I got one of those free TVs but read the fine print first. It said,"This deal is null and void of the shit hits the fan due to y2k, you stupid moron."

-- (Laughing@you.com), October 15, 1999.

I think that getting carpet was probably a bad idea, regardless of the price. IMO you would have been much better off to have had ceramic tile, vinyl tile, or linoleum (in descending order of desirability) installed instead. My reasoning is that (due to electrical failures) you may not be able to vaccuum in 2000, but you WILL be able to sweep and mop IF you have a smooth impermeable material on your floors. Cleanliness will be even more important post-1999 than it is now (think disease prevention, with little access to expert medical care), so carpet (especially shag) will IMO be the worst possible flooring material you could have in your bugout dwelling.

my site: www.y2ksafeminnesota.com

-- MinnesotaSmith (y2ksafeminnesota@hotmail.com), October 15, 1999.

@@@.@, what stations are you planning on watching in the year 2000?

-- the cat's butt (purina@kitten.chow), October 15, 1999.

Yeah @@@@@@,

All your hype about doom and gloom and you still have faith that you will be able to watch TV. What a ding dong. hahahaha

-- (DowGuy@wallstreet.com), October 15, 1999.

gee Minnesota, did you and your family REMOVE all the carpeting in your house to get ready for Y2K?!!! actually, freddie, you really need to think also about the blood and guts you will have to remove from that carpet from all the people you're gonna have to shoot inside your house when they try to steal your food. shoulda' just got a vinyl floor (as Minnesota says) and a good garden hose and spray.

let's hope we are talking more of a recession/depression scenario as opposed the civilian mayhem Minnesota routinely predicts. that way, your carpet choice was a good one because you will be happy with your house for a good long time. better be, you might not be able to afford more. just make sure you will be able to pay (even with Y2K) when the six months is up.

-- tt (cuddluppy@yahoo.com), October 15, 1999.

As a grandmother of 4, I highly recommend asphalt, with a big floor drain centrally located in the middle of each room...makes it real easy to just hose it out.

: )

-- Wilferd (WilferdW@aol.com), October 15, 1999.

Wilfred, yours was the best come back! My kids are out of the house, but I can relate to that.

-- bardou (bardou@baloney.com), October 15, 1999.

I hope you're right, Freddie, b/c my no interest, no payments computer loan comes up and due in March of 2000!

(We are stashing the cash away just in case. If Y2K is bad, we will need it, if it is not, we will need it to pay the computer loan!)

-- Preparing (preparing@home.com), October 15, 1999.

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