Retailer refuses to repair couple's TV, declares their malfunction an "act of God."

Retailer refuses to repair couple's TV, declares their malfunction an "act of God."
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A couple bought a 65-inch LG TV only to see it broken by a fly within the year. Yes, a fly crawled in their fancy flatscreen and died, taking out part of the screen. Worse news: after the fly destroyed the pixels, ruining the picture, the couple brought the item back to the store where they'd purchased it, and were told the warranty didn't cover "acts of God."

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The revelation that God can destroy warranties on electronics by sending one of his creatures to their deaths occurred in Leicester, England in a store called Currys (which I'm guessing is the English version of Best Buy, except instead of a Geek Squad, they have a squad of actual geeks who are paid to sit and think about the semantics of warranties all day). The couple bought the TV less than a year ago for Boxing Day (English Christmas? I have no idea), and spent a whopping £800 pounds ($1200) on the new tube.

Currys has since retracted the statement that the fly was an act of God, and claims they will fix the TV. But just because they fixed this small problem, doesn't mean they haven't opened a huge can of worms for enlightened minds everywhere writing up contracts and insurance plans. For what, if anything, is not an act of God? I tremble in fear, knowing all my electronics will one day be destroyed by Father Time if not God first. Amen.

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