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Warning: This post was published more than 14 years ago.

I keep old posts on the site because sometimes it's interesting to read old content. Not everything that is old is bad. Also, I think people might be interested to track how my views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured!

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might have changed in the 14 years since I wrote this post.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Many thanks for your understanding.

I’m a reasonable guy. No, really, I am. But there’s something I don’t get. Since the beginning of April, via the wonders of spam, I have been offered:

  • 3312 hours free online with AOL
  • 45 dates with singles in my area
  • 2250 business cards saving me £675
  • Almost 5ft of penis extensions
  • A 17inch increase in penis girth
  • 16 sets of Iraq’s Most Wanted playing cards
  • 23 bj’s
  • 62 refinance mortgages
  • 64 free mobile phones

Can someone explain the concept to me using small words and visual aids?

Originally posted on The LBSC

This 1st post was filed under: Technology.






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What I’ve been reading this month (published 2nd June 2017)

What I’ve been reading this month (published 7th May 2017)

What I’ve been reading this month (published 3rd April 2017)

Why does it work? (published 4th October 2006)

Is a blog still a blog. . . (published 22nd November 2009)

Correction (published 22nd August 2003)

Photo-a-day 35: Leaky roof (published 4th February 2014)


Comments and responses

Comment from tayla


by tayla

Comment posted at 06:02 on 10th July 2006.

can i have you home addy plz


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 09:23 on 10th July 2006.

No.


Comment from Marty83


by Marty83

Comment posted at 00:53 on 13th August 2006.

hey mate just found your site and its great, i’ve got work in 7 hours at, you guessed it homebase. they expect me to open the store and be duty manager for 6 quid an hour. came to think of it migth throw a sicky.


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 07:55 on 13th August 2006.

If you’re anything like I used to be, you’ll know exactly how much you’re being paid, right down to the minute. It was the only way to get through the day…

I was just recalling the other day the joy of being told by a manager “The bucket at the other end of the store is missing the drip from the ceiling – could you move it please?”, meaning that I had to stop what I was doing to move a bucket by no more than an inch which the manager had obviously seen not catching the drip, yet clearly decided to use his management ‘skill’ to solve the problem, rather than actually move the bucket. So, you know, if you played your duty manager role accordingly, it might not be so bad.

Actually, this is the same manager who made me clean up a spilled tin of paint with paper towels. Great guy.


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