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When Good Ideas Go Bad

November 13, 2008

Payment confirmation… Good idea.

A confirmation number that has TWENTY digits?

Bad.

We just wanted to pay the internet service bill… This is our confirmation number. I kid you not.

14879711112200810000

Now, we need to write that down, keep track of it and make sure we have it handy in case they screw up and we have to prove we actually paid our bill.

Ridiculous.

  • That is kind of overkill I think, but then the likelihood of running into a duplicate number would be near impossible.

    BTW I kind of like this template better than the old one.

  • That is kind of overkill I think, but then the likelihood of running into a duplicate number would be near impossible.

    BTW I kind of like this template better than the old one.

  • Dyslexics are bad with long numbers… There are just SOOOO many ways I could mess that one up!

  • Dyslexics are bad with long numbers… There are just SOOOO many ways I could mess that one up!

  • heidi

    Yes, yes, go all logical on me! 🙂

    And I wasn’t sure if I liked the other template but didn’t change it until I realized I was squinting to read it even though I knew what it was supposed to say in the first place!

    Oh my, that number would be a dyslexic nightmare!

    It’s just ridiculous.

  • heidi

    Yes, yes, go all logical on me! 🙂

    And I wasn’t sure if I liked the other template but didn’t change it until I realized I was squinting to read it even though I knew what it was supposed to say in the first place!

    Oh my, that number would be a dyslexic nightmare!

    It’s just ridiculous.

  • If I were dyslexic I’d probably make my 8’s and 0’s backwards.

    But you’re right, that is definitely overkill. It’s probably some time/date/department/operator/ number generated by the system that means something to them internally but which they gave no thought to the customer in the design.

  • If I were dyslexic I’d probably make my 8’s and 0’s backwards.

    But you’re right, that is definitely overkill. It’s probably some time/date/department/operator/ number generated by the system that means something to them internally but which they gave no thought to the customer in the design.

  • heidi

    A number generated by the pencil pushing god… We shall name him/her No.2.