Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Twofer Tuesday - Think Days

I've taken a few think days this past week to sort out the WIP. It's coming along, albeit slowly. The downside of not writing one day is it is easier to not write again the next day. It's even easier the day after that even though I miss it. And the "think day" excuse runs thin after a time.

Two sentences I read this week are from my hotmail account's junk folder. It includes all the usual suspects such as meds for my erectile dysfunction and weight loss, but this week I have two favourites.

The subject lines are as follows:

"Augustine Dinga (ESQ) "Immediate transfer of $ 2.5 Million Dollars to you"
(Yay! I'll be rich! Wheee!)

and my personal top choice: "PayPal.com "Your PayPal account has been limited"

I give this second one the edge because it can be argued to be the absolute, undeniable truth. I do not have a Paypal account, therefore, it is, by its very nonexistence, limited.

And speaking of relative non-existence here are a few from Dead Broke:

"I craned a bit and saw that ankle again. Even dead I didn't dare look any higher. It was her and I had the spiritual boner to prove it."

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David Cranmer said...

It's amazing to think people still fall for "Immediate transfer of $ 2.5 Million Dollars to you" Such a old con that still works, because a sucker is born..

the Bag Lady said...

Ah yes, the PayPal account email scam might work on some people, but not on this wily ol' gal (like you, I don't have one).
The spritual boner line? Cracked me up!!

Leah J. Utas said...

Ah, David, the lure of easy money. It'll always work on someone.

dfBag Lady, sadly it does so its job on some. Fear is a powerful motivator.
I'm so glad you liked "spiritual boner." I had fun writing it.

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

Spam is a funny thing. I like it when I get the ones for online dating services. Keeps the hubby on his toes, don't you think? LOL.

Writing Without Periods! said...

I get these spams once in a while. I've always wondered who does fall for these. Ah, the lure of big bucks.

Leah J. Utas said...

Bunnygirl, sounds like you have fun with it.

Mary, I suppose enough people do to make it worthwhile.

Crystal Phares said...

"Spiritual boner." That one made me laugh hard enough a co-worker asked what was so funny. I love it. Great lines, and if you do get the $2.5 million, I sure could use a loan! Have a great day and thanks for sharing.

messymimi said...

I agree with you about something being easier and easier to avoid the longer you avoid it. Inertia works both ways in that sense, at least for me.

The lines are great, and reading spam is like reading tabloid headlines. Funny, especially when you try to figure out how they came up with the stuff.

Leah J. Utas said...

Crystal, it's gratifying to hear I made you laugh. Thanks. I'll certainly share all my email millions with you.

Messymimi, thanks. You're right. Spam is like tab heads.

Hilary said...

"Spiritual boner" lol... and nary a Viagra ad in your twofer. ;)

Leah J. Utas said...

Glad you got a kick out of it, Hilary.