Thursday, March 24, 2005

Letters, I Get Letters…

Life As I Live It

Some excerpts from recent emails that I’ve received:

First, for the more serious side, here, courtesy of the ASPCA News Alert, are the five plants that are the most hazardous to your pet’s health:

Sago Palm
Castor Bean

More details available here.

And now, the ridiculous. The Nigeria Scam has been brought up to date with recent worldwide political events. Here is an excerpt of an email I got last night:

“Dear Friend

This mail may not be surprising to you if you have been following current events in the international media with reference to the Middle East and Palestine in particular. I am Mrs. SUHA ARAFAT, the wife of YASSER ARAFAT, the Palestinian leader who died recently in Paris. Since his death and even prior to the announcement, I have been thrown into a state of antagonism, confusion, humiliation, frustration and hopelessness by the present leadership of the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the new Prime Minister. I have even been subjected to physical and psychological torture. As a widow that is so traumatized, I have lost confidence with everybody in the country at the moment. You must have heard over the media reports and the Internet on the discovery of some fund in my husband secret bank account and companies and the allegations of some huge sums of money deposited by my husband in my name of which I have refuses to disclose or give up to the corrupt Palestine Government. In fact the total sum allegedly discovered by the Government so far is in the tune of about $6.5 Billion Dollars. And they are not relenting on their effort to make me poor for life. As you know, the Moslem community has no regards for woman, hence my desire for a foreign assistance.”

Emphasis mine. Everything else is unchaged.

And finally, what the world needs now is…Christian Debt Counseling! It's certainly one of the more interesting bits of spam I've gotten lately. I guess the next one will be for Christian Viagra! It seems to me a much more “Christian” thing to do would be to stop the “moral values” political party from selling everyone out to the credit card companies.

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