Saturday, January 24, 2009


For my sins I am a member of a dating website. It's not been very helpful in finding my one true love, but it's free, requires no real effort on my part, and has fun quizzes, so I'm not going to complain.

I was quite annoyed when I received a love note from another user that was such blatant spam that it couldn't have been more obvious if it was signed by the exiled Nigerian Finance Minister.

I immediately reported it for the scam it was, and thought no more of it.

When I logged in the other day I checked my inbox and found this message's title had been changed to "A spammy message". Odd, I thought. I'm sure it was something else. So I opened it and found this message from the admins:

There once was a spam in your mail.
We delete all such things without fail.
They just want your money.
We don't think it's funny.
We wish we could send them to jail.

I laughed aloud for several minutes.


Shinigami Liz said...

Now that is a sign of the type of quality service I wish was a lot more popular. Hell yeah. I will probably stop giggling in about an hour or so.

Lynn Jones said...

LOL. What a top poem!

A (female) friend of mine joined a dating site about a year ago: she's since met a young chap and the two are rather happy together.

How come dating agencies have a worst rep than going 'on the pull' down your local boozer? :)

Pandora Caitiff said...

I think dating sites have a bad rep for totally unfounded reasons.

People say "Oh you must be desperate to join a dating site", but take a look at a nightclub near to closing time and see the desperation there.

I see these sites as a filter, rather than a replacement. You can weed out the chaff without having to deal with them in person (or waste hours in bad pubs/clubs), then you meet the good ones to determine if you click or not.

LOL! The word verification was "thingies"! :)

Lara Tyg said...

I'm sorry to hear of your spam,
Annoying to think it's a scam,
When just want a date,
You could get quite irrate,
with this tosh and poetic flimflam


womainblack said...

Pandora, I am so powerfully thick that I have only just worked out how to leave a comment on your blog. I am to computer literacy what Hiter was to race relations. Thank you for coming over to see me, and rest assured I have been coming to see you, only incognito due to my dumbness.
But now I'm here. I think. If this works x

Pandora Caitiff said...

Well looks like you made it after all Ms InBlack. Welcome officially aboard.

Nice analogy there too :)