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Mike Orr [sluggoster at gmail.com]
When it rains it pours.
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From: JIMLEE <email@example.com> To: TAG <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2011/1/19 Subject: blender parts supplier docome To: sluggoster at gmail.com
Dear?Friend and Client : How are you? This is jimlee writting for blender parts(not whole machine) ?supply bissiness to you. it's my pleasure to know you and your company infomation through internet. Hereby i'd like to introduce an 10 years manufacture located in china--DOCOME glass,who sepcialized in many kinds of blender glass jar at?UL982,FDA,ROHS standard. we can also help you suit any other replace parts such as blade, lid, cover, knife and so on. Please feel free to contact us when you need.?your transaction to somebody be in charge of this duty or response will be highly appriciated.
BEST REGARDS? JIMLEE?SALES MANAGER [XXXXX] GLASS & ELECTRICAL CO.,LTD [XXXXX],GUANGZHOU [pictures of blender parts deleted] --- End forward---
I'm doing well. Thanks for asking.
Suit? You can blend me a nice suit? I'll take a classic single-breasted charcoal gray suit with matching trousers. And maybe your blenders can choose me a nicely contrasting tie that will blend into the background and not stand out too much.
So you have a side business in Dotcom glass? Sorry to hear about that, I know the dotcom crash was hard. It's good to see you survived it and are still selling blended glass. As it happens, my windshield is broken, could you make me a new one? It'll have to be clear color because I need to see through it. You can mail it to me at [address].
Thanks, and I hope you have a nice day.
-- Mike Orr <sluggoster at gmail.com>
Ben Okopnik [ben at linuxgazette.net]
On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 07:54:25AM -0800, Mike Orr wrote:
> > ---------- Forwarded message ---------- > > I'm doing well. Thanks for asking.
No-no, Mike; you should go all Chinese on them in return.
"After the long time of cold winter, the warm, sunny and golden spring season is coming soon. Isn't it?"
(Copied from a Chinese spam in my spam box. Traditional, and rather amusing in direct translation.)
> Suit? You can blend me a nice suit? I'll take a classic > single-breasted charcoal gray suit with matching trousers. And maybe > your blenders can choose me a nicely contrasting tie that will blend > into the background and not stand out too much.
If you ask politely, they'll even blend up a Saville Row label to go with it. Heck, the label will probably look pore professional than the suit! Long practice shows results, you know.
> So you have a side business in Dotcom glass? Sorry to hear about that, > I know the dotcom crash was hard. It's good to see you survived it and > are still selling blended glass.
After a crash, that's all glass can be! But, y'know - when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. In fact, that's probably how they got started in the blender business (no, wait, that was "bisiness") in the first place...
> As it happens, my windshield is > broken, could you make me a new one?
Only if you're willing to receive it in its... um... raw form. It's much more healthy and natural that way. You'll receive it in no more than 12 or 16 weeks, in 20 bags of 1 lb. each (the freight is much lower that way) - plus they'll throw in a a FREE gallon of glue! They're sure to "appriciate" your "bisiness".
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