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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

There's nothing like getting your hands on a freebie...

That's Amelie harrassing the cuddly rabbit she got free from the people at Lindt. And naturally she looks pretty pleased with herself. Let's face it, no one bugs a bunny like my daughter. And she's always been a bit of a looney tune.

But hold on to your hat, young lady. Keep your hare on and don't look now, because...

... your Daddy's just gone one better. Yes, Amelie may be able to extract a thumper of a gift from Europe's master chocolatiers, but I'm getting my complimentary handouts from America. Which is appropriate as it's the land of the free.

Within twelve hours of publishing yesterday's blog post, I received this e-mail from Manu Lakkur, the man behind Iris Labs of California...

"Hi Phil,

I'm one of the makers of Eye Chart Pro, and came across your story about your daughter and an in-app purchase gone wrong on your blog. I'm glad you got your refund from Apple. But seeing as you work with the eyes for a living, I just wanted to extend to you a free copy of our upgraded version on the house. Hope you find it useful!"

Never underestimate the generosity of a total stranger. First Medalytix gave me an iPad, now Iris Labs have sent me an eye chart. I just need Topcon to buy me a camera, and I can leave the NHS and set up my own private practice. Harley Street, here I come.


jon the bassist said...

Phil that TRC-NW8 looks like a very happy electronic elephant. I will have a look at the next car boot sale to see if I can find anything similar for you!

Dave said...

I could be your first private patient.  Non fee-paying, of course.

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