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Old 01-14-2008, 03:55 PM   #1
Robin Springall
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Default How to lose £10 behind the cooker

I don't believe my bad luck!

Bought a 2GB micro SD card for a tenner, but the chip came packed in one of those thick clear plastic display packs that you open with a small thermonuclear device. Being fresh out of A-bombs, I hacked away at the packaging with the kitchen scissors and eventually got the sealed edges of the thing cut away.

Still couldn't fish out the contents because the card is in a polypropylene box, which is wedged into a recess in the top of the pack: only thing to do was to press it out. Wouldn't budge, so press harder, harder still, then -- pop! Out it came, flew across the worktop and straight down the gap between the cooker and the wall.

The cooker is a range, and weighs so much that the floor had to be strengthened before it was installed, so absolutely no possibility of shifting it and retrieving the card. Bugger it! Back to crucial.com with my credit card

Thankfully it was only a tenner (Dixons sell them for £65, for heaven's sake!). I expect it will be discovered in years to come, perfectly safe in its packet. Grrr!

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