CALL it a moment of boredom, weakness or even stupidity. For all would be 100 per cent correct.
This correspondent was at home at Struggle Street, struggling to fill in time.
From memory we were killing time before a show we wanted to watch on telly started. There may be a myriad of channels in PayTV, but that doesn't always guarantee quality viewing, especially out of footy season, unless whatever the Kardashians are doing at the moment is of interest.
So for whatever reason we decided to order a pizza online. The only excuse we can offer is that we'd never ordered anything online before so we wanted to climb that Everest. The good news is that it wasn't as complicated as we expected. The bad news is that the pizza arrived, for we don't really like pizzas. Most of it was eventually thrown out.
There was to be a further downside. Because of our online folly, we're now a friend of the company from where we ordered the pizza. We're being constantly hammered with offers concerning large Hawaiian pizzas, three pizza value deals or how to order extra large pizzas with 50 per cent more topping. Truth be known we're rather eat the cartons the pizzas come in rather than the pizzas. And we have no idea how to stop this constant bombardment. It's like London in the Blitz.
But that's just the start. Recently we were enjoying a brief respite from this place of work with a sabbatical in tropical Cairns. Here a travel companion suggested we get the app for a supermarket.
"We can order. They'll deliver, it'll save us going there,'' we were informed.
However, the app was made redundant when we realised the supermarket was situated right next to the pub/bar district. We could go shopping after leaving the pub, which was an adventure. It's amazing the bargains you discover and possibly explains why we now own 12 'I Love Cairns' t-shirts of varying sizes and hues.
But it's also the same deal as the pizzas. Now we're getting regular updates from our new supermarket friend. Just now they've informed us we can get fresh baby cucumbers prepacked at 2 for $5. Or we can from Cairns Central at least. We're not sure if they'll deliver all the way down here. We guess we could log on to our local supermarket, but really, for the limited amount of shopping we do, it hardly seems worthwhile. But we have the same problem as the pizzas. How to we turn this thing off? We want to de-app our app.
This is a major 21st century problem. And we're still trapped somewhere in the 1980s, so there's no immediate solution.
Well, we suppose there is. We need to find a millennial and we need to find one pronto. Either that or order a pizza.
The large Hawaiian didn't look too bad, we suppose.