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the many bewilderments of jeremy day

I think I must gently ignore the most recent friends enquiry I have on Facebook. She really does not look like one of mine. Or she might be from that illustrators community I was briefly involved in some years ago? Or 43 things? No, on balance I think that she was probably expecting another Jeremy Day altogether.

Speaking of which, surreal moment of the day comes in an email from "John Smith"

Hello Good Day,

I contact to make enquiry for mannequins. I will like you
to get back to me with the available Models and Price so that i can
make my selection and get back to you with the quantity that i may
need. Thank You and i will be await for your respond including your
name and contact number.

Thanks and Regards
John

Must be something to do with autons I suppose... ooh, and:


awww is cute
awww is cute
Here is another

Comments

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crazycrone
3rd Mar, 2010 19:45 (UTC)
I wonder if she's the one I ignored the other day?
First time I've done that, but I really couldn't understand how she could be connected to me or anyone I know, and I had the feeling she was into posting about glamour girl stuff and what kind of knickers she had on.
cleanskies
3rd Mar, 2010 19:59 (UTC)
Diffently unconnected I think -- mine's American, lists the bible as a favourite book and mamma mia as a favorite film, had dogs in her userpic and friends called skip. She does list lots of artstuff in her interests, but I really can't spot the point of connection.
cleanskies
3rd Mar, 2010 20:03 (UTC)
I think the internet is messing with my head
Although googling her name does make google point me at Captain John Smith's 400 project (an absolutely unrelated community sailing project).
ext_210173
4th Mar, 2010 10:31 (UTC)
Being a luddite as far as these new fangled social networking doohickies are concerned (when are they going to develop anti-social networks where we all sit at home and ignore each other ?), I don't have the "friends" problem. I do have an issue with one of my email accounts. For some reason, people assume that they can email their friend at first name.last name@big email company and it'll magically go to their friend. I keep getting emails from a prayer group in the American heartland discussing their various trials and tribulations and asking for everyone to join in prayers for Amy-Sue's festering ingrowing toenail.... I have politely pointed out that I'm not who they think I am, but with no results. In the end, I stuck a filtering rule in that just bounces their emails back to them.
damiancugley
4th Mar, 2010 11:12 (UTC)
Both my surname and given names are rare, so the chance of confusion should be low. Despite this, we do have another Damian in my office, so I often got mail addressed to firstname@companyname intended for him. Also (given no-one knows how my given name is spelled), they generally started "Whoops, correct spelling this time."

This is why I think there was a lot of sense in the old-fasioned method of using initials for mail addresses rather than names. Making it so that you have to look up their mail address rather than hazzard a guess saves time in the end.

In the future parents will give their children globally-unique names as a matter of course, just like company start-ups do.
cleanskies
4th Mar, 2010 23:23 (UTC)
Wow, so quick! I meant to tell you that strip belonged to June 23rd 2009 :[ sorry!
bibliogirl
3rd Mar, 2010 20:21 (UTC)
"Lower State of Consciousness"? Yeah, that sums up my winters all right...
fridgemagnet
4th Mar, 2010 00:18 (UTC)
I used to get spam requests like that for things that I'd photoshopped. I got several requests for a handbag that I'd put a picture of Stalin on the front of.
badasstronaut
4th Mar, 2010 10:32 (UTC)
I've been receiving email asking me whether my company is equipped to cope with oil spills. I suspect it isn't, but I figure that's someone else's problem.
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