You know what was one of the leading gifts this past holiday season? A paper shredder. Yep. It seems that everyone is getting more and more concerned about identity theft, something that I've written about a number of times before.

Keep in mind that almost every day, someone writes a check, uses a credit card to buy something on line, uses an ATM machine, or engages in some other act of information sharing that could easily open the gates wide to identity theft. I even heard one man on the train the other night ordering pizza by cell phone, nice and loud mind you, so that everyone was aware of what a sophisticated person he was. Order pizza and pick it up as soon as he gets off the train. Can't wait an extra 10 minutes. Time is so precious. He let us know how important time was to him, but he also let us know his credit card number when ordering. Now, how's that for stupidity?

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