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Most Polite Spam

Polite Spam

Every morning when I sit down at my computer with my coffee, and start up my e-mail program, I anticipate the dreaded spam onslaught… usually about 200 each morning. Most of them are caught by Apple Mail’s Junk Filter, but many get through.

It’s aggravating, and there is no question in my mind that it is only going to get worse until the antiquated system used for modern e-mail is changed worldwide. A very recent report claims that more than 9 out of 10 e-mails across the globe are junk. And it is expected to get worse, probably at an exponential rate.

Admittedly, it is frustrating every day. But it’s hard to stay mad when I receive a spam such as this one today, in which the spammer [creep, criminal, jerk, moron, invasive queen of evil] actually apologizes for “contacting you at this time of the day, and we hope that we haven’t interrupted you in anyway.”

That’s insanely polite for a piece of junk mail, eh? I mean, how did they know it was so early in the morning when I got it? And how did they know I was just sitting down to read my e-mail when their obnoxious, deceitful, money-grubbing, trite, and poorly-written junk mail interrupted my day?

Amazing.

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  1. Spam is a pain, but the absolute WORST is junk faxes! Those cartridges are expensive. I sometimes rewind the carbon ribbon and try to re-use a little until I can get to Staples for a new one. Viewing all the wasted footage of page after page of “Investor Alerts” and “Vacation Programs” just gets me steamed.

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