I’m a bit of an impulsive shopper. This is completely true when it comes to peanuts. Salted or not, raisins or not, as long as I get my peanuts. However, for most items with a price tag where you look at the tag at least twice before you even lift it of the shelve to read the fine print, I will do some research on specs and pricing before hitting the shops.
One of the easiest ways to do research on the items I desire to purchase is to page through the leaflets received with our free weekly community newspapers. Sometimes I have a problem with my Saturday morning browsing for “specials”, or our free newspaper for that matter. In our yard we have two free-roaming, deluxe model shredders. Both are of the “DOG” brand, one a “FEMALE” model, the other a “MALE” model. Now, I love technology and when we obtained these wireless shredders I was given the assurance that their levels of “intelligence” will allow them to be trained in such a way that they will only shred selected papers. Never trust anybody giving you anything for free, especially when it is a wireless device.
For the past year I haven’t been able to “train” these two shredders to shred only papers I allow them to shred. They simply shred any paper and anything. Obtaining a wireless shredder is not the way to go. I have also given up training those guys delivering the newspapers from simply tossing the paper over the wall, directly into the random path used by the shredders.
Then a friend came along and told me about a website where I can find all my weekly specials online - provided my deluxe DOG shredders haven’t received some instruction to shred my PC. As long as I have my PC, and ESKOM likes me, I can browse all those specials online, even receiving daily notifications on Items I am in the market for. Paperless leaflets at http://www.guzzle.co.za/.