Thursday, August 03, 2006

What the???

I got this email today. It's not the first. As a matter of fact I get probably 8 or 10 per day. It's ridiculous. I don't even open them because they're just a bunch of gobbledygook. Somebody please decipher.

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Ruth Downey

What the hell is that?? I can't figure out what they're trying to sell me. Who comes up with this stuff? It's a grammatical nightmare! I can't believe someone wasted their time typing it. Not to mention it was addressed to and that ain't me. That ain't even close. How the hell did I even get this thing? WHY ME?

I must get 4 or 5 a day trying to sell me investment opportunities or cemetery plots or Viagra or some drug or device that enlarges male appendages. They always embed it in a bunch of senseless crap. I know they do it to get past spam filters, which it obviously does. But come on man...somebody at the spam filter place has got to be taking payouts from somebody at the spamming place. Why don't they filter the word "PENIS"? Hey, there's an idea! I mean what's the chances of a ligitimate email containing THAT word, huh? And how stupid does someone have to be to start clicking these links? What dumbass says, "Oh yeah, I need a cemetery plot! What a bargain! Sign me up! and give me a couple of bottles of that Viagra too." Who buys this crap?

Or how bout the phishing scams that say "Your Chase Visa account may be compromised. Please follow the link below and verify all of your information or we will cancel your account as fraudulent." Does anybody fall for that? Why is it that we can send probes to Mars but nobody can come up with a friggin' spam filter that works? I hate email. I hate checking it. I hate reading it. It's exhausting. I quit.