Two weeks ago I received an email with the subject line
KATHY You're a WINNER! FREE Pampering Package! CALL NOW!
The beginning of the message had photos of beautifully made up women. Underneath the photos the body of the message said that the woman got my email from the special occasion dress store. She told me she was the "preferred skin care and makeup vendor" for the store, and as such received many contacts each week. She had done a drawing and chose my name. I should contact her TODAY!
In return for my call I would receive a facial with customized spa-like
treatments, a pampering hand and lip treatment, custom color makeup, and MORE!
If I were to invite others, they would get the same pampering, and I would get
If I wasn't interested I should let her know, and she would pick someone else.
She was "super excited" to hear from me, and asked me to call or text because
the store had not shared my phone number. The message ended by saying there
were 'no catches' and she would 'explain everything' when I contacted her.
I had no desire to take the woman up on her offer, and when I Googled her name and found out she was an "Executive Sales Director" at Mary Kay Cosmetics I had even less desire. I replied to her message and told her to go on and choose someone else. She wanted to know why. I came up with a non-committal answer and considered the issue closed.
However, two weeks later I received the exact message again. This time it took me less than ten seconds to hit the delete button.
Five years ago today: Wrong-Really Wrong