Where do you draw the line at spam?

Do you ever wonder what people are thinking when they send you spam? Or not thinking?


Junk mail in your snail mailbox never seemed as bad as this. Email, text messages, blogs…it’s all the same, links couched in ridiculously-constructed messages that someone must still be clicking or the spammers would surely cease to spam. (And now I’ve said “spam” enough times that Monty Python’s “Spam” is in my head.)

I also resent the fact that I need a junk email just for ordering online. It wasn’t always a junk email. Whoever has sold my email address, I hope your house gets papered in spam printouts.

Sometimes the spammers try to get clever, especially on blog posts: “Keep up this good work, you have a nice blog over here with much good information!” –which is pleasant until you get to their 5-mile long email address.

Sometimes they don’t even try: “Yeah, that’s the ticekt, sir or ma’am.”

Sometimes it’s funny, misspellings and all: “Well maacdamia nuts, how about that.”

But sometimes spam goes beyond stupid.

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