I’m not meant be buying Gs at the moment, I’m meant to be saving up for something else. I’ve been very successful at not buying a Mudman, for instance. So there I am, strapped to the mast like Odysseus - but then I see something I’ve never seen before, something I don’t even know exists. Something I might have designed myself to fit my particular taste in Gs. On a mainstream website too, and at a very reasonable price - in fact it’s sitting in a trading estate just down the road… what the hell is it doing there?
I don’t buy it. A day passes. I go back to the website for another look. I google the model number and get a few hits from Korea - nothing else. I don’t buy it. Maybe if it’s still there in a few weeks…
I go back to the website. ‘Quantity in stock: 1’. How will I feel if I go back in a few weeks and it’s gone? It could have been mine! I’m in a rush now… add to basket… go to checkout… confirmatory e-mail… back to website… “out of stock” - because I’ve just bought it – it’s mine!
Lets see if I can find any more information on this watch. Vary the search criteria a bit – a few more hits, but none are European or English-speaking sites. Hang on - English writing… what’s this…g-peopleland!!!
Sjors has two! One for wearing, one for his collection... and he says they took a lot of finding! There you are - I was right to do it, I had to do it. What if I had let the opportunity pass… what if… what if…
New rule: when you’ve got one on the line, and it seems to be the only fish in the sea - reel it in, reel it in!
It's just arrived on my work desk. It's a