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Notable stupidity

28 January 2011

This comment appeared on my “About The Mex Files” page.  The footnotes are mine:

I am emailing from a leading advertising agency based in London[1].
I am getting in touch with you as I am looking for quality websites, such as yours, to place some adverts on your website and would like to know if this is something which would be of interest to you?[2]
The placement of our adverts are contextually matched to the content on the page, therefore relevant.
Do let me know if you are interested to discuss any partnerships with us as we feel the positioning of your website will have strong benefits for both parties.
Please email me back with your thoughts or questions.[3]

Kind regards,
New Media Specialist
+44 207 099 4960

Legal Disclaimer. The information in this email is confidential and may be legally privileged[4]. It is intended solely for the addressee[5]. Any opinions expressed are mine and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the Company[6]. Emails are susceptible to interference[7]. If you are not the intended recipient, any disclosure, copying, distribution or any action taken or omitted to be taken in reliance on it, is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this message in error, do not open any attachments but please notify us on +44 207 099 4960[8], and delete this message from your system. The sender accepts no responsibility for information, errors or omissions in this email, or for its use or misuse, or for any act committed or omitted in connection with this communication. If in doubt, please verify the authenticity of the contents with the sender. Please rely on your own virus checkers as no responsibility is taken by the sender for any damage rising out of any bug or virus infection.

[1] Uh, this wasn’t an e-mail, dearie. And, just for grins, what “leading advertising agency” in London (or in Ulan Bator for that matter) forgets to name their company?

[2] Uh, do you see ads now?

[3] Will do.  See note 8.

[4] I suppose if this had been an email, that might be true.   You posted a COMMENT on a public website, and — as I’ve said before — I reserve the right to ridicule commenters, especially stupid ones.

[5] See note 4.

[6] Any opinions expressed by Mex Files readers, to the effect that you are not only one of the stupider marketing reps ever to make me a proposal, but abysmally unprofessional in your conduct, is likely to be expressed by many others, as well as myself.

[7] Indeed, the “interference” is called a spam filter.  I did spam out your comment.

[8] Or… I suppose people with Skype can just start calling you at  +44 207 099 4960 with the suggestions along the line of “fuck off, you stupid cow,” or words to similar effect.

Adios, muchacha… thanks for writing, and good luck with the rest of your pathetic life.

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