Ok this is completely random, unplanned, unedited, and probably ridiculous. Read at your own risk.
If I actually received or won every penny that my spam box says I won, I’d be filthy rich. I could have the biggest library on earth. I could send millions of dollars to Haiti. I could go to college. Heck I could buy the college.
Why do people send spam? Do they get some kind of thrill out of infecting your computer? Do they love lying to innocent (ok maybe not innocent, maybe naive) children who think they’ve really won a laptop computer or a free phone? Why do they do it?
I don’t get it. I just don’t get it.
Actually, Someone has been going around various book blogs and gathering e-mail addresses from contests. She (or he if he’s playing a joke) gather the e-mails and then send something like this: “Dearest beloved, I found your e-mail address at bookblog.blog.com and would like to know you better. I am this many years old and I love doing this. I want to have a personal relationship with you, and I am trying to find the love of my life so I can get married. I look forward to hearing from you.”
what they really mean is this: “Hey, I gathered your e-mail address. I’m a crazy sex-addict from this country trying to get over to America so I can marry you and bring you home and make the rest of your life miserable.”
Ok so maybe not that bad. But you get the point.
I just don’t understand why people would do stupid things like that, either dumb e-mails like that (most of which don’t use proper grammar) or saying “YOU WON READ CAREFULLY LIST AGE…SEX…ADDRESS…PHONE…” and it’s like “um, no.”
I can at least say this: If you’re going to spam someone why do you make it so obvious?
(Rant over. It’s safe, you can come out now ;)