Headed To Prison

Headed To Prison

Well… it looks like this is going to be my last post for a while. I got this email this morning from the FBI and it looks like I’m going to jail. SUBJECT: From Federal Bureau Of Investigation.. FROM: FBI  Urgent Attention To You. We sincerely apologized for sending you this sensitive information via e-mail instead of a certified mail, post-mail, phone or face to face conversation, it is due to the urgency and importance of the … Continue reading

Hi Unknown Man! How Are You Today?

Unknown Man

Email marketing… you’re doing it wrong. I noticed this one that had gone into my spam filter. Subject: Hi unknown man! How are you today? From: Regina Hi! How about your day? My name is Regina. I’m 28 years old. I am a single woman. I have no children. I have a college degree. I want to find someone with whom we will understand each other and share opinions. I want to meet a faithful, … Continue reading

Seems Legit – Please Respond

Please Respond

In my last post A Message To My Concerned Colleagues, I talked about when folks email a distribution list. Today I come in and I get THIS gem which sent to the email address corp_it_contractors@mycompany.com. And while I’m no longer a member of that list my immediate response was… “Seems legit.” Subject: hi From: ciraoncrydermanayx5509 To: corp_it_contractors Hi corp_it_contractors How are you? My name is Valarie. I am 25 years old. I am from Chongqing. I … Continue reading

The Overzealous Salesman – Get The Picture Sir

Overzealous Salesman

We all get sold to. We all sell.  Whether we do it professionally or not is irrelevant.  Cold calling and cold selling is an art form all its own and one that I’m personally terrible at which is why I do what I do (not sales).  I get unsolicited emails on a daily basis both to my personal inbox as well as to my work inbox.  Not sure how these folks find me but I’m … Continue reading

Sometimes, You Just Have To Respond To Your SPAM

You've Got SPAM

If you’re like me you get an absolutely boatload of SPAM emails on a daily basis.  Naturally, the best way to combat this is to ignore it or to report it to your email provider and let them deal with it. I’ve never been one to “go with the flow” and from time to time I get an email that really rubs me the wrong way (no, I’m not talking about porn emails…)  So yesterday … Continue reading

Dear Best Buy… This Is Why You’re Failing

Best Buy Customer Service Fail

Unfortunately, this is going to be the first in a series of rants that will be coming to 406.  I’ve had a few unfortunate experiences recently that I simply have to get off my chest.  In today’s day of social media, blogs, etc. this is, in my humble opinion, by far the best way to deal with poor service.  Please note that I’m not always bitter… I try very hard to also share GOOD experiences … Continue reading

Laugh Of The Day – Husband Down

Man Down

I’m not a big fan of email jokes, but every once in a while I get one in my inbox that gets me.  Ran across this one today (from my mom no less) and figured I’d pass it along. A husband and wife are shopping in their local Wal-Mart.  The husband picks up a case of Budweiser and puts it in their cart. ‘What do you think you’re doing?’ asks the wife. ‘They’re on sale, … Continue reading

Email Pet Peeves

Email Is Here To Stay

Email is here to stay.  We all get hundreds of emails on a daily basis so I’m not going to bother ranting about how I hate it and I wish it would go away.  That being said, I do have a couple of pet peeves that I’ll point out and stand up on the soapbox for a couple of minutes and bitch about. 1. The “Reply To All” button. Folks, if you get an email … Continue reading