Don’t get me wrong, I loooove Netflix and the ability to not have to interact with my fellow man even more by having my movies sent to my cave. But, I just have to say that the “give a subscription” function sucks. I had to help my mom give one to my aunt for Christmas because she couldn’t figure it out. I got in there and I had trouble figuring it out… and I build websites for a living!!!
It’s this most convoluted thing where it really seems like you’re giving a gift subscription to yourself the whole time. Then when you get to the end, there’s no way to delay the email delivery to the person you want to give the gift to, so you just have to wait to send it. Beyond just the general ineptitude with how this was built, I think the marketing folks got way too involved and were trying to make it a system wherein you might not end up giving it, but yet still get charged, sorta how giftcards work because people never get around to spending the. In this instance, it’s failed. I almost didn’t even want to bother, but it was a last minute thing, so there you have it.
In other news, it’s Christmas Day! If you’re not Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, or one of the other billions of people who aren’t Christian, what the hell are you doing here reading this?!! Get out there and have a good day with friends and family. Or just go get drunk or somethin’. I’m not gonna tell you what to do. Just have fun doing it.