Has someone got a crush on me?

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Am I the only one who finds this kind of thing a little bit distasteful?


I've been in Ottawa for less than 12 hours, and yet apparently two people here already have a crush on me. I didn't even know I had "buddies" here! Actually, I'm not even sure I ever could be friends with someone who refers to themselves as my buddy.

All I wanted to do was check out the website for The Daily Telegraph, a respectable broadsheet, to get my news fix from old Blighty. Shouldn't websites have a higher standard for their online adverts than this kind of cheap trash?

So imagine you did click on the link.. Once you've told a bunch of guys you've never met before your name and mobile phone number, you find that no-one actually has a crush on you at all, but that they're quite keen to send you three SMS text messages a week, for a cost of $9.99 a month.

And - of course - there's nothing to stop you entering someone else's mobile phone number and crossing your fingers that they'll be tempted to reply with the PIN code and sign-up for an irritating and expensive service.

Big crush

PS. I am occasionally wearing spectacles here in Ottawa for the first time in my adult life. Maybe it is quite possible that someone does have a secret crush on me after all.

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