Thursday, January 18, 2001
Spotted on my lunchtime perambulation down Finchley Road:
Stop this dotcom madness: A local Thai restaurant has renamed itself rice.com. "No doubt inspired by iceland.co.uk," you think to yourself, "they've snapped up the domain name." But no. Rice.com belongs to the Rice family: Mel, Bettie and Lucky Lady Rice of Stockton, California. Stickers on the lampposts around Finchley Road tube [I've deleted the name and number because I'm not sure about libel laws]: "Xxxxx Xxxxx of XX Fitzjohn's Avenue is an incompetent and abusive therapist". The woman in front of me in the "8 items or less" queue in Waitrose bought just five brussels sprouts. Total: 7p.