GMail has a pretty reliable spm discernment process. I am to the point that I seldom even take a look in the spm repository. Tonight was different however. For grins and giggles, I ventured into the SP*M Can and had a look about. It is actually quite humorous to see what these guys will ‘say’ in their subject line thinking it is going to get me to open the email. I just have to share a few of the funnier ones with you.
Enjoy a Years Supply of Pringles — this was the first one to catch my attention. For starters, who decides how many is a year’s supply? Trust me, they don’t want me counting! For Greedy Wealth Mongers only — I must admit this one struck me as downright insulting but, then again, they are not as exclusionary as I first thought… notice that “only” is not capitalized. Amazing radar jammer — what an odd vision this one stirred up in my mind… There, sitting behind the cover of a bend in the road, is a police officer with his radar aimed at the oncoming traffic when, all of a sudden, his radar unit goes wonky and out of nowhere an ’86 Isuzu Trooper zooms wildly by as if only a flash. Yeah, can you say “busted anyway”? Now, of them all, there was only one that I absolutely had to open. The subliminal software they tried to ban — wow! Who are “they” and what software is worthy of banning. OK, I succumbed to the temptation. Inside, I was welcomed by, “New ‘performance technology’ zaps your mind with powerful commands… Helping you achieve almost anything you desire, automatically!” In the email is a mock up picture of a box and on the top of the box is written, get this, “Brain Bullet”!!! Well, just when I was hoping this was a joke, I noticed down in the corner of the email these words, “Designed for Windows XP, 2000, ME, 98, 95 and NT4.” Then somehow it all made sense!
So, what’s in your [d]wallet[/d] inbox?