Sunday, September 09, 2007

Height of credulity

Hi Everyone,

The Ericsson Company is distributing free computer lap-tops in an attempt to match Nokia that has already done so. Ericsson hopes to increase its popularity this way. For this reason, they are giving away the new WAP Laptops. All you need to qualify is to send this mail to 8 people you know.
Within 2 weeks, you will receive Ericsson T18. But if you can send it to 20 people or more, you will receive Ericsson R320.

Make sure to send a copy to: anna.swelung@ericsson.com

Regards,
Jennifer imchen
Front Office extn +91(022) 6665-3311/12
Taj Mahal Palace & Tower
Apollo Bunder
Mumbai- 400001

This is one of those spams that I get very often from my "educated" friends, who send this to "all possible" people they know or sometimes even to those they don't know. How does one ever think that Ericsson could distribute free laptops? And that too why would Ericsson choose this kind of method to distribute it - choose mails as the means? Moreover it is stated that Nokia too distributed free laptops - you knew that? Only the dumbest of the people could believe this or those who just want a laptop free of cost - whatever be the means.
I have seen some of the brightest students also sending such mails, again for free laptops.
I have received numerous such mails, but this particular mail enraged me, since I saw that this mail was sent to some professors whom the student had earlier contacted to get internship. What would he/she think about we IITians or about Indians as such.
Maybe this looks a trivial mistake to you, but somehow I hate such mails thoroughly.
I should also mention at this point that I hate to see people writing "iN tHiS mAnnEr". Am I blind to this form of art?? I always skip such fancy written profiles and status messages. God Bless you guys..

7 comments:

Angelo............... said...

hmm ...
agreed completely [:)]

Sree said...

hI

yOu KnOW whAT, i tHiNK yOU R absoLUtEly RigHt!

kEEp PosTInG [:)]

Maheswaran S said...

haha, thanks sam and sree!

Silhouette said...

couldnt agree with you more Maddy...
and no, you are not blind to the "art", there IS no art.... :)

Somasundaram said...

Dai...
Idhu unnoda blog-a? haha... couldn't identify for a long time... :)

ya, funny people forward these stupid mails... Not to mention the SMS's... "If you don forward this vinayakar to 10 people you'll fail in the exams" kind of things... utter nonsense...!

Keep posting... Now that I know of this blog, I intend to keep visiting... :)

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