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"No Strings Attached"

Posted by ESC on October 10, 2000

In Reply to: "No Strings Attached" posted by Bruce Kahl on October 10, 2000

: While vacationing recently in the Orlando area I was offered deeply discounted theme park tickets. I inquired and was informed that I needed to attend a "breakfast" with a reprentative of a time-share scheme. She assured me I was under no obligation to buy anything and that the tickets had "no strings attached".
: I have an understanding of "pulling strings" to get something done for somebody but any clues to these strings?
: I thank you in advance,
: bk

When I hear the expression "no strings attached" I envision a simple rabbit trap -- a box propped up by a stick and a string attached to the stick. When the rabbit goes under the box to get a carrot, the trapper pulls the string and the box falls, trapping the rabbit.

So if a deal has "no strings," there is no intention of trapping you.