People don’t read the small print these days. True story: This year, a software retailer in the UK added a clause to its standard contract asking each online buyer for rights to his or her immortal soul. Thousands clicked to accept the deal.
The firm, GameStation, didn’t know what to do with all these souls, so eventually wrote emails transferring the rights back to their original owners. (Surely the obvious thing to do would have been to sell them to the devil? I understand he’s keen on that sort of thing.)