I come across very strange things from time to time on the Net.
Don’t ask me how I came across it [because I’ll lie anyway] but I found a site offering e-mail addresses.
Nothing new there, says you. There are hundreds of ways of getting free e-mail addresses.
But this one wasn’t free. You pay $5 a month. So it must be something special?
Oh, it’s special all right. Shagme! I’m not joking. You pay $60 a year for an address like firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now who on earth would want an address like that? If it were free, then it could be registered as a joke. But to pay for it?
There are all sorts of golden business opportunities out there, now that I think of it. How about
humpmetilli.com [think about it…]
I could be a millionaire yet.
Anyway, I digress
OK so. Let’s suppose that Mary is daft enough to register her shagme.com name. She forks out her $60 and gets email@example.com. What is she going to do with it?
You’ll be pleased to hear I have a new e-mail address. It is firstname.lastname@example.org. Can you please pass it around to all our friends and family?
Your virginal daughter,
And then Mary decides to apply for that job that she has set her heart on.
Subject: Application for position of Branch Manager
She will not get the job, but she will definitely get the interview!
In the meantime, I think I will register Herself. I’ll give it to her as a Christmas present. I’ll persuade her that it’s a Feng Shui term for Calm and Serene. She’ll like that.
Then I’ll sit back and wait for the mails to come in.