Oh, I have this gift certificate.

Gift certificates do not exist anymore.

So why did someone seriously pull out a Meridian Mall gift certificate yesterday and try to use it?

It was from December of 2002.

2002. Yes. It was eight years old.

It was a $50 gift certificate. And with the depreciation, it was worth a grand total of $21. Why wouldn't she have used it already? It didn't even start depreciating until 2005! That's more than two years!

I didn't even know how to enter it in the register! There's apparently an option on there for mall gift certificates? I never knew!