Tuesday, June 16, 2009


So I was checking my email this morning when I found a very random email in my inbox. It was not my work email account but the email account I use associated with this blog - and this blog alone. And for those of you who use gmail you know that you get very little spam... so I can only assume that this person found my email through my blog. So I open this email from an unfamiliar person and the contents of the email were as follows:

Hi Marissa,
My name is Jane Doe. I am contacting you because it is likely you may need the services that my new personal assistant firm offers. Company Name is a local venture and we're launching this month! We can provide almost anything you can imagine, including:

  • Errand Running
  • Personal Shopping
  • Appointment Setting
  • Travel Arrangements
  • Booking Reservations
  • Event Planning
  • Household Management
  • Bookkeeping

Please visit our website for more information. www.somewebsite.com. Thank you for taking the time to read this email, I am certain you are very busy. We hope to hear from you and thank you for supporting our local business.
Jane Doe*

Sure I am busy. Sure I'd love a personal assistant. But come on. Ha ha! Seriously? I can barely afford to pay my rent, do you really think I'd be able to pay for someone to do my grocery shopping. Ha ha! I'm sorry but I find this particularly laughable. I checked out the business website for the heck of it and the business is certainly not local to me. So I could be wrong but I assume that the person who sent it did so because a) I am a lawyer and/or b) because I am married to a medical student. It so aggravates me when people assume we have money because of these things. The only thing we have are loans, and more loans. Lots of them. And although I am an attorney, I make an extremely modest salary which is enough to pay the rent, insurance, grocery bills and medical bills, and therefore it is enough (especially in this economy). Anyways, the email made me laugh...anyone else get a similar email?
*Names and information omitted because I refuse to promote a business that randomly emailed me

1 comment:

Joz1234 said...

Are you kidding me? That's hilarious! It is amazing how people think our lives are much more monetarily glamorous than they really are.