The iPhone 5 experiment - what fresh hell is this?
Don't get us wrong - we're expert blaggers in the Bitterwallet office, and will happily sponge off others if it saves us a few quid.
Rob Shoesmith is taking scrounging to a whole new level of stupid, however. He's created the 'iPhone 5 Experiment' - an audacious attempt to sit on his arse outside the Apple Store on Regent Street and queue until the iPhone 5 is launched. He has one rule - he can't spend any money while he waits, so Shoesmith will be either begging for Subway meal deals or eating out of bins.
This would be a mildly interesting marketing stunt for Shoesmith, a binman and iPhone app developer, if he was already queuing outside the Apple Store - or at least intended to sometime soon. Instead, he hasn't actually announced a date on which he'll be starting, meaning he's blagging an awful lot of goods from companies without bothering with the actual queuing bit.
Of course the issue is that no date has been announced for an iPhone 5, and even the rumours of when it will be are hazy at best. But isn't the point that he queues until it is launched? Did we miss something here? Still, he's been donated a tent. Good luck pitching that on the pavement, you daft tit.