Monday, January 3rd, 2011

I get relatively little spam (knock wood) compared to almost anybody else I know, either at home or at work, and the little junk mail I do get is what you’d normally expect: Invitations to help the crown prince of Namibia transfer millions of dollars out of their country, guarantees to make my manhood more satisfying to the lady in my life, that kind of thing. The e-mail I received today, however, is something totally other:

Dear Sirs:

I am kelly who is a salesman of shijiazhuang yongdi chemicals co., LTD. Thank you for spending 1 munites reading our mail. We avail ourselves of this opportunity to approach you for the establishment of trade relations with you. We are a leading company, handling the export of chemical products, including Ttinaium dioxide, lithophone, iron oxide, caustic soda, zinc acid and so on. Should any of the items be of interest to you, please let me know. We shall be glad to give you our lowest quotations upon receipt of your details requirements. Any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Best regards,
Kelly

Okay, wow. This is truly a first. I’ve never before been approached by a major Chinese chemical company seeking to open trade relations with me in the hopes that I will buy their rust. Isn’t that what iron oxide is? Rust? I didn’t know there was a market for rust. Wow.

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  1. 1 g*j said at 10:47 am on January 4th, 2011:

    Hey bartender, how about a gin and caustic soda please.