Saturday, November 1, 2008

Did anyone else get this email?

....or am I the only one that was miscellaneously chosen to be insulted? Here are some excerpts from the email I received from "James Wilson"



Subject: Check out the internet for SENIORS in Big Screen Live."

I find your blog "It's a Dodi's Life" informative and I've been following your blog for quite some time. I wanted to share with you bigscreenlive.com an innovative new software solution that makes computers easier for older adults and beginners.

The founders and the entire team at BigScreenLive have witnessed first-hand how seniors are being left behind by today's technology. Recognizing a tremendous opportunity to provide a socially valuable product the team started BigScreenLive.


If new and innovative software tickle your interest, do check out BigScreenLive to see how senior-friendly technology has been created for convenience of use. We'd love to hear your expert feedback & also a mention in your esteemed blog would be great.
Thanks,James




This is so very bad. "Older adults and beginners"? "...being left behind by today's technology"? Huh?

First of all? I'm still in my early 40's. I realize that I am no spring chicken - however, a technologically incompetent senior citizen I am not. I don't know HTML, mostly because I choose not to... not because the technology has left me behind. I can do it if I have to, but it's so very boring to me. I blog. I email. I excel and turbo tax. I can find anything on the internet. I burn cd's, make dvds, and am mp3 / ipod savvy. I can photoshop with the best of them, and they can kiss my overly large 17" CRT Monitor with their offers to enhance my senior citizen technical abilities.

Secondly? No on finds my blog "informative". Nobody. Entertaining? Perhaps mildly. Quirky? Sure. Rambling? Most certainly. But never "informative". I have my blog pride to think about!

And with that I bid you a Welcome to November! Let the holiday season begin!!

Also? If BigScreenLive would truly like to thank me by forwarding me a gift for "a mention in (my) esteemed blog", they are more than welcome to do so. I'm partial to electronics, jewelry, and photographic lighting equipment. Thanks!

7 comments:

OHN said...

whats that missy? eh? can ya speak up?? is this damn thing on? ;)

tz said...

here's insulting...I went in for my first check up w/ a new doctor (and this was 6 years ago, right after I had Isaac) and she asked if I was there for HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY....

I burst into tears and said, NO I was feeling postfreakin'partum and wanted some freakin' antidepressants thank you very freakin' much!

for awhile there I was getting a ton of mailing for AARP too....that started in my thirties..

Vanessa said...

I get tons of mail from the Gerber Life Insurance Company from Grandparents despite the fact that I have never been pregnant thus making it impossible for me to be a grandparent. Now that I've moved I'm hoping they won't find me!

Martha said...

I've always known you were special...so glad these email folks agree!

But I must disagree with your assessment about finding your blog informative. If not for your blog, I'd not have tuned into Project Runway, I wouldn't know about which fine books I should read and most importantly, I wouldn't know what makes Tom Cruise so friggin' odd!

You inform us routinely with your wisdom...wisdom often not displayed by those in your age demographics (ducking, running for cover, as you've got what? Maybe 6 months on me in the age department)

Aimee said...

I agree with Miss Martha, I would not have had some really good belly laughs without reading "A Pretty Fat", and I only picked it up because of you.

As far as the age, ya know you're getting old when...

Sitting in Silence said...

LMAO...Password protection is a wonderful thing LMAO.....

Colleen O said...

That bastard!