Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Friday, April 5, 2013
NO FREE LUNCH (repost)
No Free Lunch
Free Stuff!I am a
big sucker for all stuff free!I should
have known better - - - but when I noticed an offer on Face Book for a “Free
Subway Sandwich,” I innocently took the bait!
Eagerly, I filled out all the information until I got to the
part where I needed to make a purchase.These were just a couple of offers that seemed like they might be
Headlong, I plunged into the abyss!
Now I am fully away that the offer for $500 to spend at
Target or some other store was a come-on!Yes, a SCAM!However, I had not
suspected a small free sandwich.
Quickly, I tried to back out, to escape, to get out of
there, to cancel, and to repair any damage done, but I was locked in!Too Late - - - Looks like the Devil ate my
NO free sandwich today for me!That is not the end of the story!
The very next day my e-mail In-Box brimmed with forty
e-mails, asking me to earn extra income, to take courses for job training!They wanted me to learn to be this or that! I
received offers to buy engagement rings, apply for bankruptcy, meet singles,
get a high school diploma, and the list went on and on.
At first, I opened each one and requested at the bottom to
remove my name.I don’t believe that
worked, as evidenced the next day in my overflowing In-Box.
This was out of control; eighty new spam messages filled my in
Horrible! I couldn’t believe it!
Using “Block mail” has never worked for me, because the
senders simply change to a different name.What does work is using the method provided by my e-mail server where
you can “bounce” unwanted mail.Using
this tool causes the message to go back to the sender with a notice that says,
“Undelivered mail, recipient unknown.”I
can bounce groups, so I now gleefully bounce and bounce and bounce!
Each day for the past several weeks, I have been bouncing
groups of forty to eighty e-mails.Hopefully the advertisers will get the message soon!
From heartache to pure havoc, people get themselves into all
sorts of predicaments.How do we get
into these types of messes? “Without
knowledge my people perish,” the Bible says!
Well, I have some knowledge now, and when this is finally
over, I hope I will never need to repeat this again!
Now YOU also have knowledge, so please learn from my
mistake, and proceed with caution if you are ever offered a FREE LUNCH!