My dad has a saying, dear reader, which is almost always true. He told me how when he first came to England and was working in the bar of a big hotel, he had a deal with the chef one evening.
The chef was fond of a small glass of Guinness from time to time, and my dad had access to said black stuff. My dad knew that steak was on the menu one night, and asked the chef if he could possibly have a small piece for his dinner (meals were part of his working arrangement).
The chef suggested that a deal could be struck, which of course it was, with the phrase, "Giovanni, you get nothing for nothing, and very little for sixpence".
It's a saying that resonates strongly with me, and is why it usually pays to consider the price and the value of things when you're shopping. Forgive me if you know all this already, but for those who aren't clear on what I'm wittering on about, let me expound briefly:
The price of something is what it costs in cold currency. This is an incontrovertible fact, like £6.99.
The value of something is what it is worth to you, which may be more, less or the same as the price.
We have inherent sensors for this sort of thing, which means that generally when we're offered something for free, we either think, 'What's the catch?' or 'If its free, it must be worthless'. And, in fairness, we are often right to think this way.
So what is the point of all this endlessly fascinating (ahem), though seemingly un-horse-y related verbiage?
The point is that the thing about which I could previously not speak, is now something about which I can speak!
One of the savvier racing service providers has put together an excellent deal for all people interested in racing systems and services, which presumably includes you by dint of the fact that you read my blog!
In a nutshell, if you go to http://www.horseracing-giveaway.com/022.htm you will see what I mean.
There are 24 racing site owners all offering you something for 'nothing'. I use the inverted commas, as there is a small catch, inasmuch as if you want the free stuff you have to provide your email address in most cases.
In the case of my offer, if you're already registered to receive blog update notifications from me, then I'll be sending you an email this afternoon with the freebie links for my offer. So, to be clear, no need to sign up for my offer, as you will be getting this stuff anyway later today.
If you see anything else of interest amongst the other 23 guys, then feel free to sign up and grab your copy.
The web address again is http://www.horseracing-giveaway.com/022.htm .
That's all for today - I'm away to see what the 'competition' is up to!