I am used to consumer review site Ciao
's incredibly dull paid surveys, but tonight's brought things to a new low:Which statement best describes your role in purchasing toothbrushes?
Sadly 'Chief Oral Hygiene Facilitator' was not an option.
It all looks innocent so far, but a few questions in we find:How often do you brush your teeth?
- More than three times a day
- Three times a day
- Twice a day
- Once a day
- Less than once a day
Aaah. Light dawns. They want to find out if I'm an obsessive-compulsive!
It's only a pity that it was a multiple-choice setup rather than a free text box, so I couldn't put in something faintly disturbing like 'I name all my toothbrushes. Currently I'm using Martha.'
I get two quid in my account for answering five minutes' worth of this mindless drivel, and it's hard-won I tell you.
If anyone would like to join Ciao and get a penny a read for their Grate Thorts on confectionery, shampoo or computer games, please use this referral link
and make me very happy. It's not as bad as it looks; I got a tenner for my review of Demon's broadband service
last month, though such glittering prizes are rare.