I looked at my email, after we returned from the morning travels to the big city, and what to my wondering eyes should appear, but the following.
This is to inform you that your e-mail has won you a total sum of £350,000.00GBP in the Pepsi Christmas lottery which was held on the 10th of December, 2010. To claim your winning prize, please contact the officer in charge (Mr. Donald Harry: firstname.lastname@example.org) with the information requested as below:
Further information about fund disbursement will be communicated to you after responding to this notice.
NOTE: ALL CORRESPONDENCE AND RESPONSE MUST BE ADDRESSED TO DONALD HARRY: (email@example.com)
Now, Ms Nitschke’s (I wonder if she is related to the late great middle linebacker, Ray Nitschke? If so, perhaps I had better take her up on the offer or things could get ugly.) name was at the Heading of the email, and her address is (was?) “mnitschk-at-linfield.edu”. And Mr Donald Harry (at “pepsi.dharry-at-rogers.com”) are both willing to award me this vast amount of money 350 million pounds (British), which equates to roughly $55,492,730. No small change, indeed. And all because my email was somehow selected as the “winner”. By whom, when, and where? And Pepsi is running major contests in Great Brittin and not in their country of origin? Not to mention (alright, I will!) neither individual has an email addy which properly lists pepsi … something akin to “harrystinkfinger-at-pepsico.com”, or the like.
I don’t know. This is the season for “Christmas miracles”. Should I blow this off … OR should I have some fun with it, much like Steve, at the old “Hog on Ice” did with his Nigerian friends?
What do ya’ll think?