15 January 2009

A very Parisian afternoon. Wait. Let me make that un après-midi très français


I just fished a piece of spam out of my junk mail folder and despite its being junk, it made me feel so international and worldly that I just had to acknowledge it before I send it to the trash. It's directed to my kind attention and it informs me that I may have won 50 million Euros in a contest sponsored by la Compagnie Coca-Cola. Mon dieu! Zut alors!

Regardez:
A votre Aimable Attention.
Nous avons le plaisir de vous annoncez que vous etes l'un des heureux gagnants de la promotion COCA COLA portant sur les adresses émail des internautes. La valeur totale en jeu est de 50.000.000 Millions Euros et votre adresse a été tirée au sort par sélection informatique. Le tirage a été effectué la semaine derniere par La compagnie Coca-Cola et votre émail a été sélectionné parmi les 500 gagnants chanceux qui ont gagné la somme de 100..000 Euro par le biais de la promotion COCA COLA COMPAGNIE.

Of course it's nonsense and of course it's some scam to get me to part with some information so they can raid my bank accounts, but it's had me thinking of Paris and singing La Marseillaise all afternoon. Thanks for the junk mail Monsieur Scammer.

Allons enfants de la Patrie, le jour de gloire est arrivé... C'mon, join in!

2 comments:

  1. Does this mean you spent the afternoon in a beret, singing Piaf?

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  2. Mais oui. I smoked Gauloises, had an internal debate about Existentialism and made unkind observations about the national character of Germany.

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