Monday, October 09, 2017

'Free' Gets Me

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.

I clicked.

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.

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