To quote Monty Python, “I’ll have your Spam, Dear. I love Spam.”
Well, I don’t love it, there’s just an odd ‘like‘ there. I haven’t had it in quite some time though. As a child, there was often the knock-off, Klik in the cupboard, usually after dad’s hunting trip. Beans and Klik. There’s a tent you don’t want to be in.
But, potted meat is not want this is about.
Dear Occupant, 1-877 numbers, “Lovely ladies waiting”—that kind of spam.
The phone calls are incessant. If I don’t answer, it will often go to voicemail. Apparently, I have either:
- Won a cruise (Yeah, I’m going on one of those at this time)
- Have an inheritance to collect
- I’m in arrears
- Something’s wrong with my banking/tax information
There is also an odd countdown from 10 that ends anticlimactically.
Sometimes I’ll answer because the number appears to be local, but if there is no response, I’ll hang up and block the number. I still get at least one or two/day.
As an author, I get many emails from “reviewers”, “SEO experts”, “promoters”, “screenplay adapters”. As a blogger, well . . .if you blog on WordPress, then you know that the system does redirect spam comments.
I think it does a pretty good job because I don’t seem to let any through on my posts, and there are a lot of them. I forgot to clean them out for a while—which is the impetus for the post.
So, I’ll do some cleaning today, recycling junk mail and flyers, erasing my voicemail messages, deleting all my spam emails.
But first, by looking through my blog spam comments, apparently there are some lovely ladies waiting to show me their naughty bits.
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Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.
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