Adam Blatner

Words and Images from the Mind of Adam Blatner


Originally posted on March 27, 2013

I just received what I think was a spam email based on my web-blog posting 65 (a couple years ago) that was unusual. Usually they have a few general lines, but this character from Russia sent a lengthy paragraph: It illustrates how easy it is for politicians and others to say nothing while seeming to say something:

He wrote: “I wish to express some thanks to this writer for bailing me out of this particular incident. Just after exploring throughout the world-wide-web and coming across methods which are not beneficial, I was thinking my entire life was gone. Living devoid of the strategies to the problems you have sorted out all through your entire article content is a critical case, as well as those that might have negatively affected my career if I had not discovered your website. Your personal skills and kindness in playing with the whole lot was important. I am not sure what I would have done if I hadn’t encountered such a subject like this. It’s possible to now look forward to my future. Thanks very much for the high quality and result oriented guide. I won’t hesitate to propose your web blog to anyone who should receive recommendations about this subject matter.”

It was not clear what he had to gain from this. What was even weirder is that the blog he was replying to was rather distant from what I do write about—methods for problem-solving, so even the ever-so-slight temptation to respond was nixed. Wait, perhaps there’s a coded message embedded in this nondescript message!?  Hm?

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