I was sitting at the computer early on Saturday evening and noticed I had an email from Now TV. It was titled 'A Free Gift To Get Your Spidey Senses Tingling'.
The word 'Free' gets me every time, even though I was warned many times in the past about eating those free lunches. I opened it up.
The company gave me the opportunity to watch the Spider-Man movie on Sky Store for free. On top of that, the email claimed it would send me a copy of the film on DVD as well.
'Okay, I'm getting this!' I thought to myself. After all, I had yet to see Spider-Man Homecoming.
All I had to do was click on the link titled 'Swing Mine Over' and the stream - and eventually DVD - were all mine.
And began to watch.
It took me a few minutes to realise that the movie I was watching was not Spider-Man Homecoming. Nope, it was The Amazing Spider-Man that came out years ago.
It was my own fault. All I saw was Spider-Man and the word 'Free' and jumped to the conclusion that I was going to get the latest Spidey movie. My bad. The email even stated it was the Andrew Garfield movie.
I was blinded by the word 'Free'. It gets me every time. Still - I'm getting a free DVD out of this mistake. It isn't all bad, right?
The moral of this story is maybe it's sometimes a good thing to look that gift horse square in the mouth.