Heh...I didn't even see this post until after responding to kindall just now. That's the problem; our brains are programmed to route 90% of our eye inputs straight to /dev/null. Sometimes we just subconscously skip over stuff.
Also, I think what I was trying to say about the rental place "charging" you with speeding is this: Say one of the clauses in your contract was "Don't murder any your passengers in the car, or we'll charge you an extra $50." At some point during your rental, you bring home a big bag of ground beef for your cookout this weekend, and it leaks blood all over the seat. You take the car back, they have to clean blood off the seat, so boom, here's an extra $50 "murder charge" on your credit card. They're just assuming that they have the right to be the only arbiter of whether or not you've done something that violates the contract. If they say you did it, you did it, and you owe them more money. Pretty convenient, no?posted by aaron at 4:15 PM on June 22, 2001
Uh, dan ... if your landlord fucks you over on your deposit, you take them to court, and they lose if they can't prove you did what they claim you did to deserve to lose it. No only arbiter there unless you're too lazy to fight.posted by aaron at 9:19 PM on June 22, 2001
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