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Matt has Asperger’s Syndrome (AS), an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and is writing this blog so that people can gain more of an insight into how people with the condition process thoughts, feel emotions, react to situations and generally handle life.
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03 Jan 08 Terms & Conditions

What with turning 18, and all of the things that come with it, I decided today would be a sensible time to go out and upgrade my bank account to something more suitable. I chose an account that, for a small monthly payment, comes with many benefits.

Of course, being an Aspie, I have been reading the terms & conditions of the benefits carefully, and wondered who writes some of them, for example:

  • “with circumstances outside its reasonable control. Events which may constitute circumstances outside its reasonable control include (but are not limited to) Acts of God, outbreak of hostilities, riot, civil disturbances, acts of terrorism, acts of government or authority (including the refusal or revocation of any licence or consent), fire, subsidence, explosion, flood, snow, fog or other bad weather conditions, vehicle, equipment or systems failures, shortages of necessary supplies, failure of telecommunications lines or systems, default of suppliers or sub-contractors, theft, malicious damage, strike, lock out or industrial action of any kind”
  • “caused by war, invasion, act of foreign enemy, hostilities (whether war be declared or not), civil war, rebellion, or insurrection by military or usurped power”
  • “must take all reasonable steps to avoid anything which may result in a claim under this policy”

Now then, one does wonder if company (a) is responsible for anything at all in the conduct of its business, or whether it has discovered what a contingency plan is. Does company (b) expect any hostile action anytime soon, if so, could it let me know, as I’d like time to prepare myself! Finally, I’m going to claim with company (c) when, exactly…?

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