Posted by: Judy | May 12, 2012

Spam for fun or not…

ID 10 T problem. To those nasty spammers who send phishing spam: I recently received the notice my Amazon order had been cancelled, except I hadn’t ordered anything, and the date was for tomorrow, not to mention the email looked nothing like anything I’ve ever received from Amazon. I spent 30 minutes checking my account to be sure nothing untoward had been ordered and then reporting it to Amazon. 30 minutes I could have spent doing anything else I WANTED TO DO, including nothing if I felt like it. The following ones took less than five minutes to report.

Funnily enough, I was receiving these notices every two days, and by day five, or the third notice, Amazon had moved this problem to the top of their most popular topics, and a little yellow box advised deleting and no need to report, because they already knew.

*poof*

Spammers are malignant narcissists. God have mercy on their souls, because they’re going to need it.

How do you know someone is a narcissist? (This is my own list.)

A narcissist enjoys lying, they must, because they lie even when the truth will do.

A narcissist enjoys hurting you.

A narcissist enjoys wasting your time.

A narcissist enjoys creating distress in others, especially when they benefit in anyway.

A narcissist enjoys discord, even as they decry it.

A narcissist enjoys drama.

A narcissist enjoys using others.

A narcissist enjoys wielding power over others.

What narcissists are too arrogant to acknowledge:

Narcissists will lose, in the end, one way or another.

Why did I bother spending all that time to report the email?

Old habits tell me to ignore it, pretend it didn’t happen.

It did happen, and I will not be silent anymore, but neither will I allow the narcissists in my life, known and unknown, to ruin my peace of mind. I will do what is within my power to do, and continue living my life to the best of my ability.

For those who think it’s useless, two true stories: There are few fans like Lord of the Rings fans. We’re fiercely loyal. When the movies were first coming out black market DVDs kept showing up on sites like Ebay. LOTR fans kept reporting it. A huge black market company was taken down because fans stayed on top of it. The old fan club site was let go, when the company that owned it decided not to maintain it any longer. A disreputable site (very politely put) took over. Nasty shock when visiting old haunts. A loyal LOTR fan called the Tolkien estates. By the end of the day, it was gone. Copyrights can be a wonderful thing.

I cannot change everything. I can’t change most things. In fact, there’s a lot I cannot change, but I can change my corner of the world simply by choosing to be a different person myself. Becoming the person God knows I am, I will change all around me, because they will have to respond differently to me, or leave.


Responses

  1. Or become even better friends. 🙂

    • 🙂 Better yet!


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