Friday, February 18, 2011

you've just won...the chance to open a misleading email!

about a month and a half ago, i thought i'd won $100,000.  long story.  another time.  but since that didn't really go so well and still needing the thousands and thousands of dollars, i entered my information at publisher's clearing house, thinking it's free and exciting and who cares.  and, in the weeks since, it has been just that.  it's also got the added bonus of being totally ridiculous, which of course i love.  i keep getting emails with really intense subject lines, that are a little psychologically abusive, saying things like, "you've just entry into a contest with 1:160,000,000,000 odds!" and "reply here to claim your...entry into a contest with 1:160,000,000,000 odds!"

if i were the kind of person who trusted publisher's clearing house and who thought that i legitimately had a chance of winning a million dollars a year for the rest of my life, i'd be a total wreck because i'd be getting daily emails that inflated my poor, hopeless hopes.

it's really mean, actually.  shame on you,  obviously, we're all gonna enter every day like morons - that's why we signed up in the first place.  there's no need to make it so torturously deceiving.

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