Junk email is horrific. But other than filters and other such screens, which are somewhat helpful, there isn’t much you can do. And you certainly don’t want to respond to one lest your email address is now definitely in their “there is a live person there” list. You would think the global internet police would finally do something about it like make it so difficult for any server company that hosts spammers to ever get a legitimate message out..but then again, technology is so quick these days.
But almost worse than junk emails, which are incredibly fast and furious these days, are the increasing amount of junk text messages that I am receiving on my cell phone these days. And these aren’t just the dopey you have won money texts, but more legitimate sounding loans from Standard Chartered Bank, or those from Chinatrust Bank, etc. Last night I got another one of these annoying junk texts:
“Hello there! This is Cecille from Chinatrust Commercial Bank. We wud like to offer u our personal loan called Salary Stretch. U can borrow frm 30k to 1M for as low as 1.39% interest rate. If u r interested, pls feel free to reply ur contact details. We look forward to having business w u. Thank you.”
And just annoyed with the world at that moment, I responded with this text:
“May you and all of your junk text ilk be infested by the fleas of a thousand camels, including your nether regions! I shall take YOUR contact details and have sharp pins thrust into you by a voodoo practicioner!”
Yes, it made me feel better.