Have you ever tried to read the fine print on anything?
As you get older, it gets harder.
A caller tells me how he went to a drugstore for some over-the-counter medication.
The little box had lots of fine print he could not read.
It was a blur.
At home, he opened the box to find a large folded up piece of paper with block print warning him not to take it if he was diabetic.
He went back to the store and asked the clerk if she could read the fine print. She could not, and she refunded his money.
Then he went to a different drug store, and found several magnifying glasses attached right to the counters displaying the bottles of pills. No problem reading anything there.
Do you trust the fine print, on a contract or ads for weight-loss products or whatever?
With our population aging, and eyesight diminishing you’d think we could get rid of that suspiciously small script in badly contrasting colors.
Maybe we could discourage that by getting the NDP to charge a carbon tax on the ink used in fine print.
Yes, I know we should not be encouraging them, so let me know your better idea.