Friday, August 01, 2008

Wanna love that Spam

I think I've mentioned before that spam seems to come in cycles. You get a bunch of vitamin offers, Viagra offers, Cialis offers, Canadian drug offers. They seem to come in waves.

I love this one (click to enlarge):

So you've got to figure: somewhere, there's some schmoe who's opening up his (or her) email, who reads this title, pauses, and says to himself (or herself):

"Ya know? Yeah... yeah, I do. I wanna be a psychologist!"

And then he (or she!) clicks Reply, and writes the spamco, and says, "Yeah! I wanna be a psychologist!"

And then a new career is born.

So here's what I'm thinking. You've been seeing this psychologist for a year or two, and you realize that everything he is saying, Oprah has already said. Suddenly, the light goes on.

You sit up on the couch, and face your psychologist.

And you ask, "Did you once answer an email with the title, 'Wanna be a psychologist'?"

And he (or she!) pulls the iPod bud out of his (or her!) ear, and says, slowly, "Yeah... why ya wanna know that?"

7 comments:

candyinsierras said...

Random. You have an interesting mind Dan.

threegirldad said...

I'm just waiting for an email titled, "Wanna be a minister?"

Now there's a "new career" worth getting excited about!

;-)

threegirldad said...

Nothing like letting your fingers go into auto-pilot. "the minister" -- not "a minister".

So much for that attempt at humor...

DJP said...

I cracked up, just the way you typed it. It worked.

Jared said...

I often wonder who it is that responds to the spam mail saying that "you" are needed to help some person bring 2 million dollars over to this country in your bank account. Someone must be responding or I would stop getting those emails.

The Doulos said...

Actually I have received spam messages offering to make me a "certified ordained minister" for the paltry sum of $25. No pesky training or examination needed. Just send money and in return get an official certificate, that will let me perform weddings and funerals, etc.

Obviously I didn't send in the money. Now, if they had offered to make me a pastor, now that would have been a whole different thing...

Mesa Mike said...

> Now, if they had offered to
> make me a pastor,


Even better if they had offered to make you the minister...