I was offered a good enough amount to copy/paste an article containing a link to an online gaming site, a bingo site specifically, in my other site. The article was fine, although a little shorter than the articles I usually post there. But it was the bingo site that got me thinking really hard. I was given until tomorrow morning to think about it.
Given my personal stance on gambling, I probably am going to have to reject the offer.
The site offers free gaming opportunities, but nothing is really free, especially in the Internet. Like a good friend of mine once said, in the virtual world, free is synonymous to "gotcha!"
[Update: I rejected the offer the first time. They came calling back, and I had to assert that I needed to write the article myself, just so I remain faithful to my core beliefs. They relented, and the article is right there up in my other site.]
I was at my daughter's school yesterday afternoon to claim her report card and to have a little chat with her teacher. I was there minutes before 3:00 p.m., and I was all groggy from lack of sleep already. I had to travel more than 1.5 hours right after I got off the night shift. And because I had a lot of online tasks to attend to as well, I decided to work a bit.
Next thing I knew, it was past lunch time and I had no time left to nap. So I went to school feeling like I was floating or something.
I was expecting an organized queuing system, meaning, those who were there first should get their kids' report cards first. Oh, boy, organized it definitely wasn't. And did I just say queuing system? There practically was no queuing system that I had to end up policing and directing the newcomers (parents and other kids alike) to queue up in a tone I wasn't particularly proud of. I just hope nobody took offense.
Well, no sleep on a Saturday doesn't particularly put anyone in a good mood, does it?