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Mike’s top five benefits of shopping in a real store, in person, in real life

It’s estimated that almost $3 billion will be spent on-line in Canada, Christmas shopping this year.

Shopping on-line can be really convenient, but here are the top five benefits of shopping in a real store, in person, in real life.

Mike’s top five benefits of shopping in a real store, in person, in real life.

#5. If you’re going to get your identity stolen it might as well be by a real person, from a real store, in real life.

#4. New York fries handy out samples in the food court.

#3. It’s fun just to try stuff on!

#2. The real life cashier doesn’t keep asking you, “add this item to your cart? Are you sure? add this item to your cart? Are you sure? add this item to your cart?…” for each item in your cart.

#1. It’s fun trying to find that great parking spot right near the fire hydrant every time.




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Tips for using AuctionNet

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Auctionnet is online now. If you’re new to online auctions, here are Mike’s top five tips for Auctionnet.

#5. Unlike ‘live’ auctions, jumping up and down and waving your hands: perfectly fine.

#4. Avoid the common mistake of a common screen name or you’ll end up with a number following your name. Like AuctionDave004. Four other people picked Auction Dave as their screen name? Yes. (Other examples from last year, BiddingBabe007 and DontBidOnThis012.)

#3. Please do not phone Janet every 15 minutes just to double check that we got your bid.

#2. If you’re on Auctionnet at work. Every once in while, look at your desk and move a piece of paper around a bit.

#1. Remember the more people who know about this, the more competition, so whatever you do, try and keep it to yourself!

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Signs your waiter or waitress is an online recruit

Food service employers are finding it very tough to find employees and have turned their attention to online communities to recruit serving staff. Top five signs your food service worker is an online recruit.
#5. Little sideways smiley face on the bill.
#4. Before she’ll serve you, you have to sign her wall.
#3. Only accepts Paypal!
#2. Hands you a flyer with information on cheap mortgages, cheap watches and a special cream to improve your self esteem.
#1. The Chef’s name tag says, “I_ONLY_EAT_WHAT_I_KILL_002”

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Online Christmas

Online shopping is expected to be up again this year. Here are the top five problems with “an online Christmas”
#5. Online paying.
#4. When your order arrives you realise those guys at Viagra dot com have no sense of humour!
#3. All your letters to Santa keep getting returned by some guy named Mailor Daemon.
#2. Turns out the thing you bought is the same size as it was on your computer screen.
#1. Boy oh boy – you buy one thing from The House of Thong dot com and all of a sudden you’re getting all these weird spam emails!!

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