14 Oct

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An email came to my inbox via my Kindle:

Wowchers for Linda: 3D Virtual Reality Heads

I’m not gonna lie, the thought of floating heads, real or not, freaked me out more than a little; but I had to check the email because I just couldn’t imagine how that would work.  And really, what would be the point of a virtual reality head?  Would you take it to work and say to your colleagues, ‘Look at the size of my pimple’? You’d have to pass it off as a pimple because who wants to work with a person with two heads?  Though it would come in handy during boring meetings, when the head could pay attention and you could doze off for an hour.  You’d have to ensure the head knew not to eat the biscuits, though…talk about messy.

I rather enjoyed meandering on the possibilities of my must-have future floating head.  It was a bit of a letdown, then, when I opened the email, to see that my Kindle had merely cut the title short.  What was really on offer were 3D Virtual Reality Headsets.


Reminds me of the Freecycle offer that once landed in my inbox.  I’ve mentioned this one before but it’s worth repeating:

Offered: One child.

Seems they’d pressed ‘enter’ too quickly because what they meant to offer was one child’s bicycle. 

I swear it’s a true story.

Talking of Freecycle, I can’t remember where  I read it but this story’s a little more apocryphal:

Saw advert on Freecycle this morning: “Wanted: hair dryer for my wife.”

Wonder how many emails he’ll get with, “Sounds like a fair exchange.”


8 Responses to “Freaked!”

  1. Al October 14, 2016 at 12:48 #

    You know what I always say, “one head is better than one.”


  2. laurieanichols October 14, 2016 at 13:57 #

    Tilley dearest 🙂 The image is more than a little freaky. How funny is it when people don’t read what they write lol. Xxxxooo 🙂


  3. judyt54 October 14, 2016 at 14:20 #

    oh, funny. My question would have to be, how many people wanted that spare child?

    Some time ago in the mail I received a large colorful flyer from Dunkin Donuts which had been folded in half to accommodate small mailboxes. It had been folded in such a way that instead of saying Dunkin Donuts Gives your Morning a Headstart” it had been truncated to read, Dunkin Donuts Gives Head…


  4. slpmartin October 14, 2016 at 17:22 #

    Saw and advert on television of a company that is selling stock in 3d virtual reality programs like this one:

    Kind of makes you wonder?


  5. SchmidleysScribblins October 14, 2016 at 18:43 #

    Love Celine but never liked Elvis.


  6. Tom Merriman October 15, 2016 at 12:32 #

    It’s easy to misread things, Tilly. I read the instructions on a net curtain cleaning product yesterday that advised to ‘do not wring and drip dry outside on a calm day or over the earth’. I thought it very new age, until I realised I’d misread ‘bath’ as ‘earth’. Maybe it’s me who’s new age.


  7. granny1947 October 15, 2016 at 14:20 #

    I could do with an extra head. It could listen to Mex when he is on a moaning roll!


  8. Rorybore October 16, 2016 at 20:15 #

    Ohhhh, that image is freaky indeed! It makes me think of that movie about the most notorious bad guy — it’s called Bronson. Tom Hardy plays him in the film. Which makes me think about Mr Tom Hardy now, so thank you very much Tilly – this will now be one of my favourite posts. LOL


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