A few things have cropped up recently that have made me both smile and cringe, so here's a little compilation for the start of 2007...
A Friend's Funny E-mail On my day off, a friend *cough* Big Rich, had gone into my office, turned the power on to use my A3 printer, and then went home and left it on overnight.
Another friend went in to my office the following day and found everything on, so left me this e-mail...
You goon...went in to leave you some grapes (chuck them if you don't want them) and your room was all ablaze.
Well, not LITERALLY, but all turned on!
Well, not turned on, like sexually turned on, but switched on.
Well, not switched on like, in a knowledgeable manner, but powered up.
Well, not exactly powered up in a pac-man stylee but...
This is a classic example of where spell checkers inherently fail to notice context!
A work friend hit the letter 'w' by accident, as it's very close to 's', thus typing whipping, instead of shipping, LOL. This was actually sent to the customer and CC'd to colleagues!!!
All of the units are currently in stock and can be shipped upon receipt of payment.
Please confirm you are happy with the pricing and confirm whipping instructions and I will issue a proforma invoice.
Thank you in advance.
XTA Electronics Ltd
Another Friend's Misfortune
6 weeks ago, a friend of mine bought his family a gorgeous, brand new, £800, Samsung 32 Inch LCD TV, as their existing CRT TV blew up, but the other day, I got this text message...
Alright mate? Is there anyway of repairing an expensive cracked 32 inch LCD TV that has NO accident cover?It turns out he was playing football, with his eldest son, in the lounge with a knitted ball from his youngest son. The ball had a bell in the middle that became dislodge during the game and hit the TV, shattering the LCD panel! All they get now is few striped lines of colour, as pictured above.
He took out no accident cover (fair enough) but has no household contents insurance in place!!! He's going to be paying, for the now broken TV, for 3-years.
Samsung quoted him £720 for repair! OUCH
After the landlady of the Tan Hill read my blog entry regarding my Tan Hill adventures, she added a mention on the yellow ticker at the top of the Tan Hill website... COOL! :)
Today, I'm Most Angry About: Loosing both of my recycle bins... Yes, you heard right!
I put them out last Wednesday night, for the weekly Thursday morning collection, but return from work Thursday night and GONE!!! What do I do now???
Grrr-O-Meter Rating: 5/10
Today's Top Tip: New Year Diet? Lose weight quickly by eating raw chicken or rancid fish.
The subsequent food poisoning and diarrhoea will enabled you to lose 12 pounds in only 2 days!