No, not the meat as, despite my best efforts, I have never been able to develop a taste for it but the electronic kind. I know that most people are going to think that weird but I have a very good reason.
Everybody knows that the best way to save money is not to spend it in the first place. Of course, we all need to buy things at some point be it food or clothes at the very least. The trick is to recognise a need from a want: I need food to live; I want that £5 steak but I do not need it therefore I am not going to buy it because £5 can provide 2 evening meals for 4/5 people. In the same vein, I need clothes if I don’t want to be arrested but, although I may want it, I don’t need that £30 tee-shit.
When I need trousers or socks, for example, I know what I’m after and I don’t want to have to trawl through endless offerings of other items that I may fancy but that I don’t need. The temptation is too great and I can be weak.
That’s when spam emails become useful. The sheer amount I get acts like a repellent: I stat reading the subject line – I don’t open most of them because I don’t want to get a virus – and I get really irritated within seconds: “Must have” (why, what is going to happen if I don’t have it? Am I going to die? Is the world going to stop turning?), “You need this” (err… no, I don’t; if I did I would have looked for it myself ) and the best of them…”It’s payday” (as if I don’t have more important things to spend my money on like… bills and food). If I only received one or two I might be tempted to open them – if they come from a shop I know and use – but when I get several dozens my annoyance level shoots right up and I delete the whole lot with glee.
Picture credit (Tin of Spam) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajc1/519906069/