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What a colossal waste of timePosted Tuesday, August 7, 2007, at 9:43 AM
Have you ever just sat down and thought about how many people sit around all day creating the junk mail, e-mail and faxes we get.
Between the three methods, I probably get on average 20 or so pieces a day. They all go to the same place: directly into my trash can (or folder when applicable).
Everything from the $199 7-day Caribbean cruise to "male-enhancement" methods to stock tips and even fake online greeting cards. How pathetic do you have to be to receive FAKE greeting cards?
I've finally reached the point to where I don't let these things waste too much of my time. I instantly recognize them as the garbage they are and they're gone that fast.
Do you think they really believe I'm going to dish out my SSN and credit card information in an e-mail to a person I don't know? It's not going to happen. It's as simple as that.
The funny part, is that there are companies that pay people to do just that. We're talking legitimate companies, or at least sort of.
Most of these are the companies that want a few hundred bucks up front and pay one-percent commission on any hits received from what you send out. Not exactly a money-maker if you ask me.
What's the craziest thing you've ever received in your e-mail?
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