Monday, August 16, 2010


spamIs there really a difference?  Because I have 2 different folders in my Microsoft Outlook.  One for Spam and one for Junk Mail.  Really?  What seems to be the difference between the two?

Just for fun, let’s look at some of the kinds of spam (or junk mail, whatever) that I get:

  1. Anything to do with male genitalia or sex drive.  I don’t need to make it larger and and I don’t need to keep it up longer.  If they had any sort of filters on their mass emailing program, they would see that Karen is strictly a woman’s name.  Maybe they could send me something saying, “Does your man need … ?”  But no, they send the same email to everyone, assuming we are all men.
  2. AARP.  I know I am approaching THAT AGE, but I still have several years to go, so LEAVE ME ALONE!!!  Enough said.
  3. There is a free laptop on it’s way.  Wow, great!  Oh, wait, you’re going to need my address?  Cuz I thought you said it was already on its way.  Oh, and you need all sorts of other information, like my banking info, and maybe even my Social Security Number.  Hmmm, maybe I’ll just buy my own Dell computer.
  4. Get your credit scores.  Wow, thanks for reminding me.  Every day.  But you know what?  I know who the three credit bureaus are, and I’m pretty sure I can go to them directly and get my scores myself without your help.  Hey,dollar sign but thanks anyway.
  5. You’re from another country and you have a great business deal for me?  Oh, golly, if only I hadn’t been warned about this one over and over again.  Or if only I had been born yesterday, I might have taken you up on it.  Darn the luck!
  6. You have money available to me for a loan?  Wow, really?  I’m in luck, because instead of going to a reputable bank down the street, I’d much rather go to somebody who is soliciting me over the internet to give them personal information in the hopes of getting a loan.  Woo hoo!

There are so, so many more, but these are just a few of my favorites.  What are yours?



  1. I am always getting invited to singles and dating sites.

  2. I love it when I get those emails- I think, apparently, they have no idea who their market is as I am married with children!