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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.”