I hate spam, not the meat, the e-mail
How many of you have been getting e-mails that have one of your contacts in the “from” space and you open it only to find out that it is somebody trying to sell something?
Or in the case of this newspaper, we get a lot of e-mails from unknown people who want to know the cost of advertising for a baby sitter at $500 per week.
How many people do you think would apply for a job like that? I don’t know anybody around here who works for a living that could afford to pay $500 a week for child care.
This week I got a doozy of an e-mail from somebody representing themselves as United Atlantic Investigations. In it were pictures of two “known child predators, recently seen in the Irvine, Ky. area.”
One of the pictures is a smiling 20-something dark haired girl described as weighing 200 pounds with a possible shaved head. The other picture has curly hair, like Shirley Temple but the face is a child’s drawing of eyes, nose, mouth glasses and a mole.
I would have included the picture here, but I do not download these kinds of things, because I never know if they contain a virus that could wreck my computer.
Child predators aren’t to be joked about. It isn’t something you should be messing around sending phony e-mails to newspapers about.
It’s NOT funny.
It’s a REAL problem.
Good thing my delete key works just fine.
Once I open those other e-mails that appear to be from my own address list I find that I am written to as if I am their friend and then they try to sell some kind of unmentionable product.
The Internet is a wonderful thing. It is a great research tool and a good way to get national news and weather information.
Just like anything else that has been invented in the last century, somebody will always use it for nefarious reasons. (Now that’s a word for you…nefarious. I could have just used wicked or criminal, but nefarious seems so much MORE sinister.)
The Estill High Future Business Leaders of America stepped up to take over the Trick or Treat Trot this year.
It would not have happened without this great group of kids who are all involved in the community.
Their next big endeavor is Light Up Rivertown on Nov. 19.
The kids put a lot of time and effort into these events.
Thank you Connie Witt and FBLA.
While I am on the subject of Halloween, I have to tell you about the little duck and a little brown cow that came to visit my mom, my daughter and me Monday night.
They came all the way from Winchester with their Mommy and their Papa Joe just to put smiles on our faces.
They are my great-nephews, my brother, Joey’s grandsons. Xander was a duck and Evan was a brown cow and they were just so cute.