A post with a purple theme.
It’s that time again, late April when the purple Azalea bush by our patio wakes up and bursts into life. This year it’s turned up a bit early. Yesterday was the 21st April and it was in full bloom for the first time, in previous years it’s been a few days later as recorded in last year’s post on the same topic. Our Azalea is always a welcome sight signaling, as it does, that winter is well and truly gone. True enough as we hit temperatures of 25C today with glorious sunshine all day long.
A less welcome purple thing is this:
A quick translation would be “Money isn’t everything. There’s also the PlayStation 3 or netbook HP Mini 110 for 1 zloty”, courtesy of Play, a local mobile phone operator owned by Netia in partnership with their Icelandic friends Novator.
I suppose it had to happen. They finally worked out how to dispense one of these things along with your cash at the ATM machines! I used a Euronet cash machine, already full of ads on the screen, and got this unwanted eco-unfriendly junk-spam along with the notes.
Is nothing sacred these days? From the overwhelming quantity of advertising here in Poland I can only assume that Poles are top of the world ranking of ‘Nations most easily influenced by marketing campaigns’.