I’ve mentioned this before but I’ll do it again. I have a very simple e-mail address at a major Canadian ISP. I never use it and I only have it because my ISP forced it upon me. As you might imagine, I do 99% of my e-mailing on this kickass domain and 1% on Hotmail when I need to enter contests and the like
Every once in a while, I check the other account. Because the address is so simple, once in a while, I get messages that aren’t for me, sorta like if you had firstname.lastname@example.org or something. Anyways, a few weeks ago, I got sent some weird e-mail from some irrigation regulation board in Alberta. Apparently, the dude they were looking for was selling water he wasn’t supposed to. Yeah, I don’t get it either.
Anyways, I ignored the e-mail but tonight, I got a follow-up e-mail from the same person. They were all like “why comes you haven’t responded to us G?“. Ok, so they didn’t actually write that but that was the intent of their message and I had fun writing it.
Based on their serious tone, I decided I had to tell the water police they had the wrong guy. So I replied saying I wasn’t that dude. I won’t reveal what I wrote but I was perhaps a little bit more cheeky than I had to be. That hindsight crap is like 40 * 0.5 /40 * 0.5.
Let’s see if they reply to my e-mail. What if they don’t believe I’m not that dude?