About 3 weeks ago I receive an email in my inbox saying that I'd won an XBox 360. On that same day (as on every other day) I also received about a thousand emails telling me that I'd won the European lottery or that Mr Gambaza from Nigeria would like to give me $150,000,000. Those emails land in my spam box and I rarely see them.
So I've been telling friends that I won an XBox 360. "Where is it?" They usually ask. "It's still coming," I would say. "I got an email saying that I won it and had to send off my address so that they could mail it to me." This is usually greeted by laughter and fun poking that I had been had.
No longer can you jest that way with me. Today FedEx turned up at the front door with the XBox 360 and I've just opened it.
Exactly what I'm going to do with it I don't know because I don't play games. At least young people will think that I'm hip and groovy when they come around to the house because I'll have an XBox 360 sitting there. I'll even run the wires around to the back of the TV to make it look as if it's plugged in.