A (slightly longer) word on joke

You know, a joke isn’t always something funny.

And today I am going to rant (as in write more words than I usually do for these challenges) and it’s not going to be something very creative/ original/funny either. Cause I’m sure people have been through this kind of situation before. 

Being pregnant has its beauties and its uglies. One of the beauties is that you get free stuff from time to time. However, it can turn into an “ugly” when it turns out it was just a joke of an offer. Shame on me to believe it. Don’t get too used to free stuff, ladies! 

In today’s age of the almighty internet (not even going to capitalize that), getting people’s private info is as easy as buying a list of contacts from someone else. You then use that list to promote stuff online or on the phone. The guys over at Hachette approached me over the phone and like all good sales people do, they convinced me to receive some free books for my baby, together with some not so free which they said I could return at the mere cost of 50p. 

Of course it didn’t cost 50p. And they made sure the books didn’t fit in a small envelope either (even though they’re so thin; totally not worth the money!). And now I think in terms of time lost to the post office and back and time spent writing this rant. 

So when someone tells you “free”, ask them “how free?”. Just a thought on how to avoid a joke on you. 

I hope someone from Hachette reads this. 


Author: ioana4

A people photographer living in the UK, who dreams of owning a studio someday.

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