There is no way this could have been anything other than SPAM – and I don’t mean the processed meat product.
This morning I got an email that was congratulating me for some sort of “achievement” – here is the text of the email:
March, 13th 2017
A gold plate, uniquely engraved plaque was made for you to honor your recent achievements in business and your community,
Please kindly accept your award before March 17th, as we will be closing all of our honorary Winners like you
Your award was initiated after multiple of the executives at your firm have 33 of your colleagues nominated you for this prestigious achievement.
Make sure to accept before the nomination runs out today.
Your Decoration You Deserve Is Waiting for you.
Be Proud of being one of the very few to be selected to join.
Through the activities offered, we provide a plethora of opportunities to build your brand and exposed it to over 300,000 be the first of many you will receive. From all of us at the Elite Organization, we Congratulate you and welcome you to a small but prestigous group.
With our greatest regards,
This is a bad joke. It’s a joke, because I’ve never worked for a company (other than the US Army and a few fast food franchises) that even had enough “colleagues” to have made this nomination in the numbers the email reports. It’s a bad joke because I haven’t worked for ANYONE in the last year.
Well, first off, most people probably don’t know what “havingness” means, since it is an invented word. It refers to a person’s willingness to have things – not desire, but ability.
After that post I wrote about not sleeping, my good friend Anita and I traded a few emails trying to brainstorm a solution to my trouble. I told her that, if all else failed, August was coming soon and historically it is the hottest and driest month of the year around here. Or, perhaps the PCH Prize Patrol would ring our new doorbell on August 31 – if they do, I would answer the door.
Yesterday was yet another very wet day. The storms moved into the area around 4:30 AM, and it rained most of the morning. Naturally, our mail was delivered in the rain. What was funny, though, is that there was an envelope from PCH – clearly marked on the outside, “You’re A Winner – Prize Check Enclosed”.
The envelope was so wet that it pretty much disintegrated when I looked at it. Still, with care and the acquired skill of opening soaked envelopes, I managed to get it open without destroying the contents. Yes, it was NOT a joke. We did win a PCH prize.
Well, I can have that. The check was mailed to our credit union for deposit yesterday. Now we need to work on havingness to get to that point of being able to “have” a $5,000/week income for life. The prize is awarded at the end of this month. *grin*
There is a website that I go to several times a week to fill out surveys – VIP Voice. They don’t pay you outright for the surveys, but they do give you points that you can choose to use for entering sweepstakes, or to bid on prizes in an auction style format.
Recently (and rather often) one of the prizes available was a Box Set of one season of (your choice from about 18) a TV series on DVD or Blu-Ray. There were only 2 that I was willing to have – the complete INDIANA JONES Box set (alright – not a TV series, but still a great idea!) or BIG BANG THEORY.
Thursday, I got an email congratulating me on winning the sweepstakes. I was offered my choice, as described above. Some of the other TV series available were – BREAKING BAD, GAME OF THRONES, and others I can’t remember (who’s names I didn’t even recognize). Well, as it turns out – I already have the INDIANA JONES box set on DVD, so I went with BIG BANG THEORY, season 1, on Blu-Ray. It should arrive in about a week.
If I win again, I’ll get the next season – and so on after that until I have the whole series. *grin*