Never mind the video; I didn't bother to watch it and it really has absolutely nothing to do with what I hope you all consider an hysterically forehead-slapping blog post. I just wanted to include a clip from my friends at Amazon Prime, all of whom deserve this snark more than most of the people I blog about....
Ok, here's the setup: I have Amazon Prime, which means I have access to Amazon Prime Video. I'm in Vermont, which I THOUGHT had been part of the United States since 1791 (not trying to be pedantic, there's a payoff coming up, I promise) on summer vacation and I thought I'd just play a video to pass the time.
The video started, only to be interrupted seconds later by a message: "Access to this Video is Prohibited due to Geographical Licensing Restrictions." I tried another video, and got the same message. Then another. And then one more.
Then I wrote to Amazon for an explanation. And hilarity ensued. Here's their response, copied and pasted from my email. I haven't changed a single word. I am not kidding: