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This post was published more than 17 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 17 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and write about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

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

  • My views may well have changed in the last 17 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

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

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Comments and responses

Comment from tayla

    06.02, 10/07/2006

can i have you home addy plz

Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)

    09.23, 10/07/2006


Comment from Marty83

    00.53, 13/08/2006

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)

    07.55, 13/08/2006

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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