Drilling

Based on my junk mail the last few months, I should now be the proud winner of at least 300 Makita Drills.  I don’t open these junk emails but I do see the subject lines and the first few words of the messages; there are at least 2 a day.  Occasionally it’s another kind of drill or a barbeque grill but for some reason the Makita just keeps showing up.  If other folks are getting all these emails, then Makita would be bankrupt from all the giveaways.

I was thinking that if I actually accepted all these drills, I could open a drill store of my own and make a small killing.  If my junk emails are any indication, I could probably get a cheap storefront for my new business at Camp LeJeune!

What would you like to win this week?

55 thoughts on “Drilling”

  1. My bank advertised three days of Customer Apprfeciation Days starting yesterday with gifts, treats, and drawings for four unspecified prizes. I never take that street, but yesterday I did so I stopped. It is a small branch of an ever-growing chain. The three empoyees were standing in a corner talking ignoring me and the customer who came in the other door. I saw where to sign up for the drawings so I went there. As I was filling out the card the other customer brought me the treat, a packet of two small cookies and the gift, a can cozy. We left by our sepaprate doors without any reaction from the employees. I hope to win one of the prizes to see just how chintzy that is.

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    1. let the banks corporate office know on line banking is done without interaction but in the office banking could potentially be different if they plug in the right bodies

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      1. For the lousy pay they offer, there are no right bodies. Corporate executives off in the new mega mega corp running the show now no doubt fostered this charade.

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  2. Nothing this week, but I’d love to win my golf club’s Senior championship next weekend. Not that I need it to stroke my ego. But I love to compete and see how I perform under pressure–at least what little pressure there is when playing a two-bit golf tournament in a small town.

    I’m continually fascinated by how our bodies and minds react when there’s something at stake, no matter how insignificant. And how we sometimes inflate those stakes in our minds to a level far out of proportion to the importance or significance of the win.

    Chris in Owatonna

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  3. Rise and Shine, Baboons,

    If we are winning things, then I want to go for the big lottery pot of cash. No drills. No can holder. I want cash and lots of it. Note to self. Buy lottery ticket.

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        1. Got me. And I am surprised that many high schools still have gun corps as part of band. Even using wooden gun substitutes, it just seems so wrong!

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        2. It takes a lot of teamwork, practice, and precision to do it right. The question is like why does a piece of paper, (like a college degree), get me a better job?
          It’s the training and work behind it.
          Plus it just looks kinda cool, don’t you think? I do.

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        3. If our pursuits were limited to activities that accomplish something practical, our lives would be greatly diminished. That’s true for me, and I suspect for most people.

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  4. Yes, the Lottery, and I love Jacque’s Note to self…
    An all expense paid trip to California in September to my sister’s retirement party would be nice, if I were able to leave town.

    How about a new computer and printer, and the teenager needed to get everything up and running?

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  5. Morning –
    I just got one of those emails about the free drill yesterday. First one I’d seen. And being that it wouldn’t be that crazy for me to win a drill I had to open it to see what was up. Then I knew it was spam. So I’ll be getting more I’m sure…

    A month ago, I got an email saying I would get a ‘reward’ from the carwash that I belong too. It was a free magazine. Well heck, I don’t need a free magazine. Buried in the fine print, you could get cash rather than the magazine! Some were $10, a few were $80. So we did the paperwork and I got a check in the mail for $80!

    I want to win a new tractor.

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    1. Wow! So it was actually legit? I get a slew of these emails about stuff that I’ve supposedly won or can claim for free, and I routinely dismiss them without evening opening. Maybe I should rethink that.

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      1. I also get a slew of these ‘reward’ emails. Many years ago (when I had a PC instead of a Mac) I opened one of the legitimate looking emails and had to have the hard drive wiped clean due to a virus. Since then I automatically delete these types of emails without opening them. And I will continue to do so. For several weeks now I have been receiving tons of Makita Drill and camp lejeune emails in my junk mail. I guess they are ‘better’ than the ED ones or enhancer ones!

        Would love to win the lottery but never will since I never buy a ticket.

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      2. Nothing legit. I go under the assumption that no one would be contacting me in my junk mail about anything valuable. But it it is just interesting to me how many of these emails have to do with this particular drill. Literally if they really were all free I’d have over 300 of them now. I’ve gotten two of these junky mails just this morning.

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        1. For me, somewhere between the twenties and the early sixties. The most useful tractor to me right now would be a Massey Ferguson 35 three cylinder from the late fiftie/early sixties, though my lifelong number one is the bigger, less handy, Fordson Major, 1951-1964. Favourite among them is the Fordson Major Diesel, 1954-1956. I had three of them,plus a 53 Major, a 1960ish Power Major, and a later Super Major which I bought for parts.

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  6. I want my prize to be a report on the MRI I had 8 days ago to see if I have a brain tumor, not that I think I do. So I sent a message through the Patient Portal asking for results, which revoked a stiff response that they had not received a report from Mayo Clinic yet. Did they ask? Bet not. I will let it pass. But if Mankato Clinic does not ask, Mayo Clinic will not share the report. Good old fun-loving monopolyistic Mayo Clinic.

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  7. I haven’t won any drills. I do get lots of ads and spammy crap, but that’s not my biggest email complaint. I may have mentioned this before; it’s been going for years. My name is apparently far from unique; and when Gmail says they don’t duplicate email addresses, they may be playing loose with the term. At least once a month I get something meant for some other Occasional Caroline. A few of the highlights are: congratulations on my audition for a roller derby team in Canada, a request to accept a phone call from a prisoner in in a Michigan prison, a supplies list for my 2-week stay at an overnight camp camp; homework assignments for a high school student in Georgia during a winter weather school closure, an attempt to make an appointment for second job interview at a company in Wisconsin, attempt to deliver Covid-19 test results from Color Genomics in California, a reminder that I missed an appointment for an unemployment department interview, and dozens more. When I get them I reply with a request that the sender verify the email address for the intended recipient, and some thank me and say that they did indeed mistype the address, some don’t reply but I never hear from them again, and some just keep on sending mail to me that belongs to someone else. I have tried to contact Gmail see if they have any suggestions. They have not responded. It can be entertaining, but I do wonder how much mail that should be coming to me goes to email accounts unknown!

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    1. Something similar has happened several times with my iPhone. I get texts from the Costco pharmacy that my prescriptions are ready for pickup. I have tried several times texting them back that they have a wrong number. I have never bought anything from Costco’s pharmacy, so I’m assuming that it’s someone at Costco that has made a typo. Of course, their system is so automated that I just get an immediate message back that they don’t understand my text.
      Now I just delete them, it’s really not my problem.

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        1. I’m not sure what they’d gain. The message looks exactly like the legitimate ones that I get from Walgreens. It’s merely a notification that my prescription # such-and-such is ready for pick-up, which also doesn’t accept a reply.

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      1. I get all kinds of e-mails that look as if someone has just gotten the e-mail address wrong. Confirming travel arrangements or something. I also get a lot of e-mails for Karl and Lois, a couple from Ohio who share my last name and contribute to a lot of Republican campaigns.

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        1. Yes, that’s what the text from Costco look like to me.

          The street I live on has both an East and a West. A woman by the name of Louis Page lives at 228 W. With regularity some of our mail is delivered to her house, and vice versa. I have on several occasions delivered to her house, first class mail that erroneously was delivered to ours, and on one occasion, she has returned to favor. She was interested in finding who I was because of my regular mailings from ACLU and Southern Poverty Law Center. Occasionally the error would be that the sender had failed to indicate W or E on the address, or even had it wrong, but mostly it was just human error on the part of the mail carrier.

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  8. Over the past couple years I have received a bunch of texts for ‘David’ (no last name) regarding real estate deals or something he won, etc. I am afraid to respond to any of them to say they have the wrong person just in case it is a scam. So I just delete them. Not my problem.

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  9. I’d like to win a Makita drill. I have a good drill with a cord, but the cordless drills I own don’t hold a charge very well.

    I did win something from a winery awhile back. It was a $500 Visa gift card. I was suspicious that it might be spam when I first got it, but I did remember entering the contest, so I responded to the e-mail. They sent me the gift card, and I used it three times, and then someone else drained the value from it I contacted the company and disputed the fraudulent charges. Still have not heard back from them. I used only $175 of the $500.

    There are all kinds of ways to fall victim to scams.

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