I got this email the other day:
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Now that was a very nice email…trouble is I never subscribed and I’m not the least bit interested in receiving their e-newsletter, full or otherwise.
This type of email has been happening a lot lately. Either someone is having a tremendous amount of fun at my expense (since I have to now go back to the email and unsubscribe from it.) Or manufacturers are taking some tremendous liberties with my email address. I guess that shouldn’t surprise me – between telemarketers, strange people at my door, and unsolicited emails, I’m constantly being hounded for one thing or another.
The ones that kill me are the kids at the door. How can you say no to some kid who’s trying to get a new band uniform? I hate turning down that $10.00 bar of chocolate candy, or the $15 flat of marigolds. I went so far as to put up a No Soliciting sign on our window next to the front door – d’ya think that stopped anybody? Of course not. I think it actually brought out the crazies. I got magazine subscription people, Jehovah’s Witnesses (when they show up I can’t help myself, I start humming Jimi Hendrix All Along the Watchtower), handymen who just happen to be in the neighborhood, and the ever-present offer of “We’re choosing only TWO homes in this area to showcase our new windows and YOURS could be one of them if you act now!!!” I did act…I shut the door and walked away.
At least I haven’t had any visits lately from politicians. Coz we know they’re all a bunch of wieners…sigh…