Still sick. Hacking cough, sniffly nose, and the occassional sneeze. Just tons of fun around here. But as I was just going through and deleting all of my spam e-mail, I came across a new twist on the Nigerian Bank Scam. I just had to wonder – what do these people do? I mean, I’m supposed to send them my contact info and my bank info and they will send me the money. What happens to the people that respond? Do the bad spammers then go and wipe out their bank accounts?
On a completely separate note, have you ever noticed that most people are stupid? First I’m reading through a ton of documents at work. It all starts to sound like “Wah, wah, wah. I’m an idiot and the big mean company didn’t stick enough labels all over this and they didn’t make it so idiot proof I wouldn’t hurt myself with it so wah, wah, wah … gimme some money because I’m upset.” Just think about it the next time you see that “do not take the hairdryer in the tub” label. Never mind the fact that if people weren’t idiots, they wouldn’t have these issues. It’s always someone else’s fault.
Then last night I stopped to get gas and I noticed the guy at the other pump talking on his cell phone while standing there at the pump. This can potentially be very dangerous, but not as dangerous as the homeless guy that was walking around and asking everyone if they wanted to buy a digital camera while he smoked a cigarette! I waved him off before he even got close to me – the last thing I needed was for my car to blow up! People can be so stupid.
Yeah, this is the stuff I sit and wonder about when I’m sick. Unfortunately, I can’t blame it on Nyquil like Ciscley.
Edited: Ok, I was wrong about the cell phone and pumping gas. I meant to look that up before I posted – you can read about it here. “The risk is very small that something will happen, but since there is a risk, it should be counted.” Yeah, because otherwise some idiot will come after you for money just because they are stupid and hurt themselves and they want to blame you. Wah, wah, wah…