i just received one of those great spam emails: FORWARD THIS TO 5 PEOPLE AND YOU GET INTO A DRAW TO WIN ONE THOUSAND RAND. and then i got 6 more of those emails. the offer is apparently being run by Audi, so i pick up the phone and call the number listed, and get through to Audi East London, who informs me that indeed, this is a legitmate email offer. what?
so i took to oppportunity to ask whether they realised how utterly irritating it is to receive this kind of email, and just how much damage it does to the Audi brand.
“Do you think?” she said. Yes, I do think. Audi is not FWD FWD FWD spammer mails. Audi is Vorsprung Durch Technik. Right? Apparently not. Apparently Audi IS FWD FWD FWD, cheap-looking spammer mails, the kind of mail you can imagine a Frikkie in Port Alfred sending after a hard day selling insurance, a game of squash and a few beers at the local sports club that reeks of stale cigarette smoke. Ew.