You know those terms and conditions you have to agree to before doing anything on the internet? The ones you just scroll through as quickly as possible and hit agree to get access to the damn Wi-Fi. Well, 22,000 people did that recently and now they are required to clean poop for 1,000 hours.
The Wi-Fi provider Purple recently updated their Wi-Fi agreement in order to show the “lack of consumer awareness” with these types of things. The agreement included the following:
Hidden among Purple’s usual terms and conditions for two weeks was the “Community Service Clause”: The user may be be required, at Purple’s discretion, to carry out 1,000 hours of community service. This may include the following:
- Cleansing local parks of animal waste
- Providing hugs to stray cats and dogs
- Manually relieving sewer blockages
- Cleaning portable lavatories at local festivals and events
- Painting snail shells to brighten up their existence
- Scraping chewing gum off the streets
Of course, over 22,000 people just signed up anyway. As Mashable notes, only one person spotted the unusual terms – which, I am guessing, must be a person with a lot of free time on their hands.
The company says they have no plans to actually enforce the agreement, which is too bad because those dogs and cats need hugs and those painted snail shells would have looked amazing.