Just purchased something (small) through ebay for the first time in a long time.
What. The. Hell?
me> Ok, sure, I'd like to purchase. <CLICK>
ebay> Do you wish to commit to this purchase? If you and this purchase are joined in legal matrimony, no man may put them asunder. If you do this, you can't take it back, and if you reneg, we will haunt you with lawyers and werewolves until the end of days.
me> Um, ok. Yes. Yes, sure. I mean, that's what I just said on the previous screen right? <CLICK>
ebay> So, how would you like to pay? Here are your options:
-PalPay (actually PayPal)
-PlayPa (processed by PayPal)
-Your Pal (secretly PayPal)
-Some other method
me> huh? Ok, some other method <click>
ebay> Other payment methods available are:
PayPal Visa Mastercard etc.
Visa Mastercard, etc. Processed by PayPal!!
VitalOrgan [click for details]
me> what the hell? Can't I just pay with a credit card, you know, like I do everywhere else on the web? Why does PayPal have to be involved in everything. And what's the difference between PayPal Visa Mastercard and Visa Mastercard Processed by PayPal.
What the @#$ is wrong with you people?
OK, Visa Mastercard etc Processed by PayPal <CLICK>
ebay> We see that you have a PayPal account. Wouldn't it just be easier if you paid with PayPal? Your options are:
ebay>Did you mean yes?
me> no <CLICK>
ebay>Look, you are clearly pretty dense, so we'll spell it out for you. You have a choice of all major payment methods on ebay. But if you don't use PayPal, things could become ... difficult for you. You might be more likely to have a nasty accident or to have the details of your frightening taste in, ahem, erotica published on facebook and in your local newspaper. You could get a weird and undiagnosable disease that would make you miserable but not keep you from being able to work, so that you fall into that gray area where neither health insurance nor disability will pay. The choice is yours, dude. We're just providing information. We're here to help.
me> close window <CLICK>