Delete

  • “Someone you went to high school with became successful” read the email subject line. Great. JUST GREAT. No thanks. I’m sure she is racking in a six figure salary involving travel and world leaders and is married to a dashingly handsome guy who stays at home with their perfect child and sometimes they stay at one of their three vacation homes.
  • Six of your friends have updated their GoodReads profiles but you are still reading the same book you were reading 4 months ago. (Paraphrasing.)
  • Someone superpoked you on Facebook.
  • Someone tagged you in a list of 25 things that embarrass them on Facebook.
  • Someone called “sexylexy” has requested to follow you on Twitter.
  • You have 16 spam messages from your blog, all of them about porn involving Russians. (Again, paraphrasing.)
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25 thoughts on “Delete

  1. What IS the deal with the spam lately?!

    Also, no one has poked me on FB yet. If/when that happens, I will end it right then and there. I don’t understand it and I don’t want to.

  2. A “nice girl” wants to chat with me. She doesn’t want me to reply to the e-mail address she sent the request from as it is not really hers.

    (It would seem nice girls are always hijacking e-mail accounts.)

  3. Hee hee. Amen. Please also add: Random high school cohort you were never friends with and/or ex-boyfriend you haven’t talked to in years wants to add you as a friend on Facebook!

  4. No, seriously, I got the BEST Facebook friend request last week, wherein “best” equals “not a chance in hell I would ever friend you, you skeezy frat boy from my past life, ewh.”

  5. Or how about the emails telling you someone wants to give you a multi-million dollar inheritance…all while using horrible, horrible grammar? I just spent ten minutes laughing with a co-worker over one of those emails.

  6. Ok, I have no idea what a superpoke is, but I have a feeling it would PISS ME OFF if someone did it to me. Dude, DON’T TOUCH ME!

  7. I’m shocked I have not received that “still reading” warning from GoodReads. I have one book that’s been sitting uncompleted for nearly a year now. Great book. I just have no desire to finish.

    Don’t alerts depress the hell out of you sometimes?

  8. I didn’t put my unmarried last name on my facebook account. I figured if someone I wanted to reconnect with was out there, they would either know my married last name or not really be someone I wanted to get back in touch with. I sometimes consider adding my unmarried last name but then I read things like this and feel secure with my decision.

    Spam is sometimes very very funny, but mostly just annoying.

  9. I logged into Facebook with someone doing 35 surveys in row about absolutely nothing. Now I have no idea what everyone else is really doing but I know where she should live if she should ever move.

  10. I have a very low tolerance for Spam. Those people that insist on passing on e-jokes(dearGOD!) or advertisements? Buh-bye. I also hate it when a friend I have on MS starts with the repetitive posting of Bulletins. It’s like, they are daring me to Delete, or something.

    I think Boredom has alot to do with people posting spammy stuff, including, provoking normally very nice people such as yourself.

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