I Think I Should Change My Email Account

5 Apr

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The subject line of an email from The Arts Council: New Handmade Market In Warwickshire.  I bet the tables were hard to knit.


And another: Arts Jobs: Dorset Smuggler Required.  I didn’t think the cutbacks were that bad.


A Freegle request to my inbox: wanted: sports car (preferbly a bugatti veyron)

if anyone has a sports car they no longer wants i would be very grateful.
i just thought that other people ask for over the top items, i should aswell

thanks in advance

The moderator wasn’t happy with the request, having this to say:

Please do not type in CAPITALS, as this may be seen as shouting by other members.

I did think about giving them mine, but the poor grammar and spelling  left me feeling they don’t deserve it.  By which reasoning, I should at least own a Ford Focus.

I can’t decide if I’m more amused or appalled.  I hope it was a joke but the moderators do let some greedy requests through (I’ve just split from my boyfriend and I need to furnish my house so give me everything and make it new and deliver it while you’re at it, is usually the gist). 

What do you think?  Was it a joke?

11 Responses to “I Think I Should Change My Email Account”

  1. Cindy April 5, 2011 at 11:49 #

    What is a Dorset Smuggler?


    • Tilly Bud April 5, 2011 at 12:02 #

      I’m thinking a smuggler who lives and/or works in Dorset. Though I’m hoping they’re looking for someone to smuggle the whole of Dorset out of Britain for a three-week holiday in the South of France.


      • earlybird April 5, 2011 at 14:42 #



  2. Grater Than Cheese April 5, 2011 at 13:23 #

    I belong to freecycle and I got a request recently from a woman who wanted to start a “Pet Rescue Business” (is that really a business?). Anyway, she said, “I don’t have any pets to start, so if you have pets you don’t want, let me know!” LOL!


    • Tilly Bud April 5, 2011 at 21:57 #

      lol! That’s brilliant 🙂

      Welcome to my blog; it’s lovely to meet new people 🙂


  3. beckysefton April 5, 2011 at 14:19 #

    Oh dear. The things people request!


  4. slpmartin April 5, 2011 at 16:58 #

    So glad my spam filter works so well. 🙂


  5. Mike Patrick April 5, 2011 at 20:17 #

    I’m glad my spam filter is off. This nice Nigerian fellow sent me a message that is going to make me $10,000,000. I knew my luck was going to change.


    • Tilly Bud April 5, 2011 at 21:29 #


      The best spam I’ve ever received has literally just arrived:

      I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great. I don’t know who you are but certainly you’re going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already Cheers!

      I’ve highlighted what I feel is the most truthful part 🙂


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