If you’ve read my blog up to now you will know that I am considering giving up my Yahoo e-mail account. Just wiping the slate clean and starting over with my gmail account. Right after the first of the year, I decided to do a “master cleanse” of the 16,000 or so e-mails in my Yahoo inbox. Most of these were unread spam e-mails that had somehow slipped through the filter. Things like advertisements for Extenze, engagement rings, breast augmentation, and naughty housewives looking for hookups. Now, 2 months later, my inbox holds 1,444 of these unread e-mails. And that’s just my inbox. It doesn’t include my spam folder which I regularly dump.
99.9% of the time these spam ads are for things I would never be interested in. Well, maybe “never” is a strong word. I just lay on the delete button and mindlessly delete them. Obviously I’m a little behind on that right now. And as I’m deleting I don’t really pay all that much attention to them. Until tah-day.
I kind of remember saying something to the kids yesterday about feeling like a drill sergeant all of the time, and that maybe it would be a good idea if we stick them in the military.
Then a scary thing happened. This morning, in my inbox, was an ad for boot camps for kids. <LIGHTBULB ON>