Okay you guys came out with such creative answers to the last question, that it makes the story I have look like crap.
If you haven't read the creative ideas my dear readers came up with to sell this stupid piece of plastic, then please click here to view the previous post and read the comments.
Okay, here's the answer.
This stupid piece of plastic that I'm holding here is supposed to be.....
*Drum roll please*
A SCREEN FILTER... A STUPID SCREEN FILTER THAT COSTS RM25.
Now screen filters are meant to be placed on your computer monitor to reduce glare and radiation.
Of course, there is no real way for you to naturally tell whether it really reduces radiation or not (unless you carry one of those FBI devices or unless you're Mighty Mouse).
But you can see if it reduces glare or not... and if it does.. by how much.
So I ran a little test.
See any difference?
THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE (or at least not much of a difference).
Then I decided to cover half the screen with the "filter" to have a more face to face comparison on whether the "filter" brings any value at all.
So I took this picture (Notice half the "filter" is on the left half of the screen).
Do you see a difference?
Not much apart from the fact that there's a stupid piece of plastic in front of the monitor.
Think about it, if each of these pieces of plastic costs 50 sen, and you can sell it for RM25, you make 50 times the amount you put in.
So if you sell a hundred pieces of this. it will cost you RM50 for all the plastic.
And you the amount of money you can earn when you sell it turns out to be... RM2,500.
What a brilliant idea this is.
Of course the next step would be to find someone who would believe your story and buy it.
In this case... that someone was....
MY DEAR SISTER!!!
I was walking around my home a few days ago when I suddenly heard my sister shout to herself when she was sitting in front of the computer
"F*CKING HELL!!! KENA CHEATED!!!!".
I went over to find out what happened and she told me the whole story.
She went to look for a screen filter at this shop in Penang. She had a good idea what screen filters look like since her college had those hung from the top of their monitors and it really reduced glare and the strain on her eyes.
So one afternoon she walked into a shop confidently and asked for a screen filter.
The salesman at the shop took out this stupid piece of plastic and showed it to her
"This is our best screen filter... it costs RM25 and it's super thin, doesn't make your monitor look ugly.. you won't even know it's there". (He was right about this... you really wouldn't know if it was there or not)
But my sister was suspicious at first.
"Eh??? I thought screen filter is much bigger than this and hangs from the top of the monitor?"
The salesman said
"Oh no ... don't worry.. that wan is for CRT monitors, this one is for LCD monitors... this one better".
So my sister believed him, bought the "filter" and went home.
The minute her feet touched the warm wooden floor of home, she ran to her computer and placed the "filter" there only to find that... IT DOESN'T EVEN STICK ON TO THE SCREEN!!!!
That's when she yelled
"F*CKING HELL!!!!! KENA CHEATED!!!!".
That's when I came over only to see her in front of the computer surfing the net with one hand and holding the "filter" to the monitor with the other.
So there you go everyone, the conman wins again.
Now we don't know what to do with the stupid piece of plastic. Anyone have an idea?
Maybe we'll start wearing it like this... start a new trend.
It won't be long before the teenagers at school start saying
"DUDE... I GOTTA GET MYSELF A STUPID PIECE OF PLASTIC... I SAW MY BROTHER WEARING IT AND IT IS SOOO COOOL DUDEEE".
PS: Some people might actually know something that I don't... that this stupid piece of plastic actually works! Please enlighten me if that's true... and tell me how I could test it or at least find a way to see the difference.