Most folk in the civilized world have heard the term, make sure you read the fine print. Let me tell you something, I have seen so much fine print I have started ignoring it. Probably one day to my detriment. In our search for a home in Florida I once bid on a house over the internet. There was 31 pages of ‘what if’s’ in fine print. Since I did not have an attorney to blame it on, I read them all. It took a while.
I have sold many houses and bought lots of land. I trusted the attorney’s representing me to ‘know’ if the fine print was dangerous. So I have signed too many documents that said ‘I have read and understand all the fine print’. Because as my attorney explained ‘I represent you, and will let you know if you really need to read the fine print or not.’
Today I read some fine print and saved myself about $8.00.
We do not own a Fit-Bit type of gadget. They are too complicated for our OLD (young) minds. However we have several pedometers. At times I will hang two on my belt to compare them at the end of a walk. There is sometimes a difference of 500 steps when we walk in the area of three miles. I do have enough sense to know these are fallible, so a difference of 5-10% doesn’t bother me.
I had one pedometer that was registering 413 when the other measured 5,688. The same comparison happened two days in a row. So I am getting ready to throw it in the trash when I put on my glasses to read the very tiny digits on the face. I also noticed a decimal, it was 4.13 not 413. The fine print read ‘km’, KILOMETERS!! NOT STEPS. So it was reading right, but I had accidentally selected KM instead of steps. So I won’t throw it away.
I learned that there are times that fine print is important to ME! It is the simplest Pedometer we have and I really like the little dude. It was saved by finally reading the fine print.