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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tids and bits.

A collection of shorties, because...
#1- the "roll-out" shipping season began today for us. Five trucks, one cart, 5 guys, and one hour OT.  Pretty much the same to be expected I'm guessing for the next three weeks.  Add to a very bad dream, wet shoes from last night, a TMI-sequence of draining bathroom trips, an air turner that left little gray marks on black fabric, tearing a truck halfway apart to find two cushions that defied scanning and another with two shipping labels (one seen and scanned, the other hiding on the side), and a half-hour long plant meeting with the company VEEP of production and El Grande Queso, it was a FUUN day.

#2 to say hi to 2 new followers in the last two days!  First there is Ron AKA the old geezer, a man with a very interesting personal testimony and a pretty interesting blog.  Second is Beliza, who is a member of the Great Postcard Campaign and just got the card I sent here way over there in the lovely land of Luxembourg.  You should become a member of the campaign, too, if you are not already.  This is a great time to join since I've just sent out my cards for the first round and won't have to again until all of you send one to me!

#3 is a partial attempt at one of my favorite features here at TAW, where I instruct scam e-mailers on how to do things right.  My latest victim is one Dr. Oswald Daniel; and I'm not going to go through the whole thing other than to compliment the "good doctor" on his peculiar spin:

 I am using this opportunity to thank you for using the internet daily.Due to your effort, using internet programs indoor and in your office, we want to compensate you and show our Gratitude to you with the sum of $6,000,000.00 United States of America Dollars we have authorized Rev, Donald Raymond in capital city ABUJA nigeria to assist you in getting your compensation checks across to you.

He claims to be part of World Internet Programs, which with a little imagination we can see is the great and wonderful entity that "runs" the internet, and wants to thank li'l ol' me for wasting so much time on his company's product.  One thing he gets a fail on- Having looked this up on one of the many scam-info sites, I noticed that he changed- or tried to- change his contact man from Mr. Kelvin Green to Rev. Donald Raymond.  He gives the contact info for the good rev, but forgot to delete a whole paragraph of info about Mr. Green's part in all this- or at least forgot to swap names.  Damnit, Oswalt, this stuff is important!  I also think that perhaps you should be grateful to those who use the internet OUTDOORS as well!  Overall grade- C+.

#4- Time for all good daddys and their beagle-babies to hit the hay.  Good night and God Bless, as Red used to say.


  1. The best part about this is that Donald Raymond is a 'Reverend.' Of course, I've got to trust this guy, right? Right?

  2. Scam emails are always good cheap entertainment, unless you fall for them of course! I always love the poor grammar and broken english.

  3. I wish I had shares in World Internet Programs, if they are just giving away a tidy $6 mil US, sorry in United States of America Dollars, imagine what the returns would be if there wasn't an international economic downturn...

  4. CWM:
    I'm getting envious of YOUR scammer/spammers...
    You get the interesting ones.

    All I still get are CANADIAN MEDS (from a RUSSIAN website via the Netherlands) and 80% off of Cialis and Viagra (two of the LAST things I want these days...LOL)

    Maybe once in a while ROLEX knockoffs (from India, China, Thailand, or Colombia)

    Now, if they had 80% off deals on COFFEE from those places....

    Stay safe up there.

  5. Beer: Yeah, they like to throw in "Reverends" and the text messages "Q: who is good? A: God" stuff.
    Leslie, you can see I'm of the same mind. Why go looking for idiots when they'll come to you!
    Rusty: Yeah, here's an idea we coulda made money on...
    Bob: I think it comes from bopping around international sites like World News and KHL. Is this an indication of where you go? lol just kidding.