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Hold up! Before you read on, please read this...

This post was published more than 16 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 16 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 wrote 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 16 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly 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  • Factual information might be outdated.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?

Everyone that knows me know that when it comes down to money and my finances I only trust the https://www.rhinosure.co.uk/ professionals.

Originally posted on The LBSC

This 1st post was filed under: Technology.

Some recently published posts

What I’ve been reading this month / January 2020, 11 minutes long

The Tyne Pedestrian and Cycle Tunnels: eight years on / January 2020, 8 minutes long

What I’ve been reading this month / January 2020, 7 minutes long

Faber Stories / December 2019, 4 minutes long

My favourite books of 2016 / December 2019, 26 minutes long

Some random old posts

Politcal amusement / December 2005, 2 minutes long

Sometimes it’s impossible to stay totally objective / January 2005, 1 minute long

God cancels train services: Atheists somewhat surprised / February 2006, 1 minute long

The moral minority / January 2005, 2 minutes long

Microsoft Train Simulator / December 2004, Less than a minute long

Sperm donor anonymity right ends / April 2005, Less than a minute long

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.


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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