OH boy, if this were true, I'd be the new owner of Fast Frank's Steamboat, Tinkerbelle--and out of debt and. . . and. . . and. . .
I just got this email tonight titled,
" MICROSFT AWARD DEPARTMENT "
And the body is;
Microsoft Award 2016 16th Anniversary Presentation Centre,
This 17th day of July the entire staff of Microsoft Corporation (Promotion Department) wish to inform you that you have just been selected as a lucky winner from the Microsoft New-Year email draws that is usually held twice in every year.
Microsoft Corporation organize this promotion offer in other to compensate consumers of the product in the world at large for their infinite supports towards the growth of the company.
Hence you have won $850,000 USD (Eight Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars) and you are expected to fill and send back the following for claims:
SEND YOUR DETAIL: (email@example.com)
Congratulations!! Once again.
Yours in service,
The Award Team
CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail communication and any attachments may contain proprietary and privileged information for the use of the designated recipients named above. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message"
OOPS, I broke that rule, didn't I????
OH WELL. . .
I would press on anyway. What could possibly go wrong ?
Dear Mr. Dewey -
It is with deep regret that we must inform you that we have revoked your award.
We had printed the check, signed it and addressed the envelope. Then we learned of your "unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution" of the confidential email which has voided your eligibility.
The check will be awarded to the runner-up.
The Award Team
Full Name.............I. M. Joker
Address............... Homeless in Seattle
Sex................... Maybe (used to be frequently)
Marital Status........ Yes
Age................... Old enough to know better
Country............... Yes I like Country (also like western)
Occupation............ Model T's
Telephone Numbers..... 1-800-547-6277 (kis-mass)
Interesting that Microsoft uses a Gmail account.
GR Hmm, some of your responses are similar to what I thought of sending!! Scarey!!
"Interesting that Microsoft uses a Gmail account."
That's nothing, apparently my auto insurance company maintains an office in the Czech Republic. At least that's where the e-mail I got from them today originated....
Sorry, I'm Rich. You are David.
By the way, what is Microsoft and can I put one on my T?
Rich - Haha. Memories...when I was a kid. When we told my Dad "I'm hungry" or "I'm tired" etc. He'd stretch out his hand "Hi hungry, I'm Jim. Glad to meet you". Uggghhh.
Andria, my late wife and her siblings were not allowed to say "I'm hungry" when they were growing up in Holland. Their parents had lived through the depression followed not too long after by five years of occupation of the country. Their mother would answer, "You don't know what it is to be hungry." They had to use the Dutch equivalent of (roughly) "I'd like to eat."
Rich and Andria---Our parents must have read the same book! Our resort had a natural sparkling water spring that we pumped to a fountain out by the road. One night when I was already in my PJ's ready for bed I asked my Dad, "Would you get a drink of soda water for me?" "When he said, "Sure!" I was quite surprised, but out the door he went. Came back in and told me, "Thank you David, that was a good drink!" "NOOO DAD!!!! For ME!!" I forget if he'd actually gotten me a glass while he was out, probably did, but I remember the lesson!
Rich, did you see my suggestion to Steve that he contact you to do some artwork for a "I saw the Geezer" memento?
I missed your suggestion about artwork for Steve. A quick search found it. It is an interesting idea as Steve has a great face for a caricature.
Dick My wife went thru WW2 in Hungary, and she had a Dad that was farmer. They had to bury some of the food to keep from being taken by force. I guess that the Soldiers would take what ever was loose. So she was in that kind of life style. In 1946 they were kinds asked if they wanted to stay or leave and her father decided to leave and in ten (10) years in Germany they all had jobs and a house built. By 1956 she my Wife was in the USA and we were married in Dec '56.
It is funny we were just talking about what happened then 42 to 46 in Europe. Then I read your post. !Oh I think I saw a Sq and Compass on you rear license plate
Bill, hearing the stories from my parents-in-law made me appreciate the difference between being in Europe during the war and being here. The Dutch refer to the winter of 1944-45 as the "Hongerwinter" (I assume I don't need to translate).
You saw the license plate correctly. Picked it up when I went to the East.
David & GR, regarding: "GR Hmm, some of your responses are similar to what I thought of sending!! Scarey!!"
As my grandmother used to say about my aunt and I: "Two great minds from the same gutter"
Re: all else to us kids - "and I had to walk 5 miles to school uphill - both ways - one way in the snow and the other in the desert ........."
Can you get a glass of soda water for ME too?