"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Monday, February 20, 2012

And now ...

Well now, Keith has discovered an app for his phone which reads barcodes. He tried it first on a jar of Sudocrem which he happened to have sitting by his computer and discovered that it could seek out where it was available and at what different prices.
"Ooh, this is good!" he said and off he wandered into the kitchen, returning with a tin of corned beef (his, not mine!).
"Now, if I went on Tesco's site," he said, grinning manaically, "it would tell me how much this is and it would order it! So now I can go round scanning cakes and buying them!"
I foresee no good will come of this...


9 comments:

  1. If his new relationship really gets too much for you, you should sneak out with his phone when he's asleep and smash it to pieces with a sledgehammer. Wonder if they've got an app for that?

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  2. Or, it could accidentally fall into the washing-up (lots of suds).

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  3. Bet you're never taking Keith shopping again lol.

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  4. YP and Cro, I really couldn't do that to him. I have to confess to being a bit of a 'tech' addict myself. ;)
    Paul, I don't have to - he buys on the internet!

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  5. You are right to worry. Try using that gizmo in Tesco to check prices elsewhere and see what the manager makes of it!

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  6. I might send him in to do just that to teach him a lesson, SP. ;)

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  7. This really made me laugh :) Methinks Keith has too much time on his hands. I should find him some jobs to do :)

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  8. Oh I can find plenty of jobs, WendyCarole - it's getting him to do them that's the problem!

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  9. I remember my son reading barcodes with his, too. Great fun he had!

    The variety of apps is astonishing.

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