We are happy to notify you that your e-mail address was selected which won you 850,000.00 POUNDS in our on-going 2009 award presentation.Contact email@example.com for claims.
So today is my lucky day; I'm off to collect my winnings; the blog posting will have to wait. (Now don't all of you go writing to maxralph in my stead! That 850,000 pounds is rightfully mine!)
(Note: I really did get this email. But it reminds me; go pick up this book: "I Do Not Come to You by Chance," a new novel by a Nigerian author named Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani. It's about the guys in Nigeria who send these scamming emails, and it's a wonderful, rich read.)