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Friday, February 16, 2007

Cleaning out the inbox

From: Allison
Subject: Now quit being a philistine, and make your own pie...

Nice try. No way in hell I am going to open this email.

I can't even begin to think why anyone would open an email like this. Say for instance, I actually knew someone named Allison. Why would she be calling me a philistine?

I guess the spammers are getting better. I do like pie. If the email had a subject of just "pie" or "make your own pie," I might have opened it. Which would have unleashed a bevy of pop-up ads or whatever are in these stupid eamils...

I never thought my love of pie would be so dangerous.

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