Thursday, July 19, 2007

The Language of Spam

You ever open spam by mistake because it has a subject line that looks like it might conceivably be a complaint?

At the day job, we get this e-mail entitled: "How to answer the phone." Not that anyone at our place might answer in a monosyllabic grunt or anything, but I thought it was from someone who'd had the phone answered in a fashion unbefitting and was being a little sarcastic.

Instead I'm greeted with this glittering American flag animation, one of those graphics people leave in comment tags on MySpace.

Below it was this message about how business phones should be answered.

"Press '1' for English. Press '2' to disconnect until you learn to speak English."

Then it proceded to note:

Only Jesus Christ and the American soldier ever agreed to die for you.

I was mulling over the various stripes in the message when someone offered an observation over my shoulder.

"I guess Jesus would've had to press 2. He spoke Aramaic."

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

LOL on the "Aramaic." It's hard for idiots like that spammer to win against someone with actual wit.

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