Friday, December 31, 2010

AARRRRRGGGGH ! * See Below for Translation

Well, old dears, I somehow seem to have made it to the final day of 2010
and what I would really like to say is something like "Good Riddance"  or "Tenks Gott, Not a Moment to Soon" but I will be dignified and grown up and won't say those things...........

Instead I will report on the funniest and most absurd piece of junk mail I have ever received......I tried to scan it and put it into my file to be extracted and down (or is it up) loaded to this  blog space, but I cannot locate the effing thing so I will simply reprise it for you. 

It was a promotion from one of my  credit cards (an airline) and it offered me an opportunity to earn enough miles to fly free anywhere in the world AND take a companion with me if I would only charge $30,000 in purchases to my card before December 31, 2010.

Needless to say I haven't tried,  but I am sure that even if  I had given it my best effort I would have failed miserably.  In fact, if I had a loose Thirty Thou lying around I can think of a number of things I would rather do with it than buy stuff so I could fly free to anywhere in the world......unless, of course they can promise me that the companion I would  be allowed to take with me would be my secret crush, (are you ready for this?)  Mark Harmon.........or possibly Hugh Laurie.

So, instead of trying to spend  all  that gelt on frivolity I have decided to save my strength and merely tell you all one more time how much I appreciate your loyalty and cyber-friendship.  You all were the  bright spot in my 2010 and I love you for it.  May you all have a lovely holiday and a warm, safe, healthy and love-filled 2011.

*  Happy New Year !

15 comments:

  1. Don't they think you might just ask yourself how much the airline ticket would cost...or are airfares really that expensive these days?

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  2. And really- where would you GO? Okay, you may not be like me and so very-much home-addicted (or, less kindly, agoraphoic) but still...
    I am glad you are right where you are, dear Lo. Wherever that may be, as long as you are HERE!
    Love and Happy New Years wishes.

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  3. Hope 2011 finds you Healthy and Happy! All the best to you!

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  4. Don't you know a good offer when you see one?

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  5. That's as good as the email I received plainly marked "spXm" both in the return address and subject line. I confused the spelling just in case, but you get the idea! Of course, the airline/credit card company is hoping you won't pay off your bill and therefore will pay them obscene interest. Wonder how many fell for it. If one of my credit card companies did that I think I'd write them a nasty letter .. why not call them to account for their bad behaviour.

    Well, now that you have my blood pressure and outrage elevated, guess it's time to wish you a very happy 2011! Have a good one Lo! :-)

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  6. What a scream! "If you'll take on debt for the rest of your life, we'll send you anyplace in the world." What's in your wallet? ROFL.

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  7. I want to thank you for all the joy you have given me, and the rest of your followers for your amazing, amusing, (all kinds of adjectives I could use here)blog in 2010. Meanwhhile, I am sending my best wishes for a Happy, Healthy, new year, full of joy and peace, for you. Also looking forward to more blogs in the New Year,,,Love you.

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  8. Happy New Year, Lo.

    It's always fun to read whatever you choose to write.

    Oh, and ditch the credit cards. Debit cards can be used the same way, and are safer because you can't go into debt with them.

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  9. Mark Harmon is MINE!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. Happy New Year, Lo!
    And...I've already spoken for Hugh Laurie. ;o)

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  11. It's a deal! Happy new year to you.

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  12. Here's to a fabulous 2011, Lo! Thanks for helping me get through 2010 with my humor intact. (And I have to say, I wouldn't throw either Mark Harmon or Hugh Laurie out for eating crackers in bed!)

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  13. Hi Lo..Happy New Year! I wish you the best in 2011..I hope it is kind to you! I wonder what happens if you charge a motorcycle or something..a car maybe..go on the trip and then turn the purchase back in for a refund? LOL..there must be lots of fine print involved:)

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  14. Happy New Year to you Lo, it has been an absolute pleasure reading your blog in 2010 and I look forward to what 2011 will bring. :-)

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  15. I think youve made some truly interesting points. Not too many people would actually think about this the way you just did. Im really impressed that theres so much about this subject thats been uncovered and you did it so well, with so much class. Good one you, man! Really great stuff here.

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