Changing gears, sort of, today I was listening to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ You Don’t Have To Live Like A Refugee and pulling together some photos I thought my dad would enjoy. Even though I am a corporate refugee, I don’t live like one. I am surrounded by beauty and am fortunate to have time to pursue my passion. It may seem that I am too comfortable making observations from the sidelines. I may sound snarky and cynical sometimes. I really haven’t given readers who don’t know me personally any reason to believe that I know what I’m talking about. After all, anyone who can read can formulate opinions about business or politics. Plenty of people know much more than I do about these and other topics.
End of disclaimer.
My observations are honest assessments and, at least to me, humorous. People don’t need to see my résumé to know I’ve been around the block, so to speak. I really do try to follow the advice “judge not, lest ye be judged.” Most of the time I can laugh at absurd things happening in the world with a knowing that I too have believed in things that turned out to be too good to be true. I am familiar with the saying, fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. I understand the meaning well and would add the refrain, fool someone I care about and you’ve gone too far.
Now to me, scammers and spammers, for the most part, are just a damn nuisance. They try to reach me in every way possible. Caller ID is a great feature that I rely on to keep them from bothering me. WordPress bloggers are fortunate to have excellent protection that captures junk for us. Thanks WordPress for taking steps to do that!
I do wish email hackers and data miners could find a better line of work. I guess being a low-life scum-sucker pays well because every time I turn around, there seems to be more and more of them. Today one of the
lying scam bastards cold callers, claiming to be a representative of Microsoft, called my dad claiming to be checking into a computer problem my dad had reported. You know when you have an issue and a dialog box pops up that says, “send report”? Well, my dad had done that several months ago and thought maybe Microsoft was finally getting around to catching up on their work and took the caller at his word.
The waste of human flesh directed my dad to a website that allowed this scam scum to take remote control of the computer. He spent some time trying to demonstrate where the ‘problems’ were and in the process tried to convince my dad to pay a fee for a service that would fix the computer. Of course, my dad didn’t buy anything, but who knows what information was extracted by the malicious terrorist.
I know it doesn’t hurt these creeps to call them names, but they are malicious terrorists and should be
run over with a cement truck punished. This is a worldwide scam, by the way.
If there is ever an IPO for a company that invents a super-sonic laser-pingback that fires a shit storm at them, that’s where I’ll invest my money. Aren’t these classic vehicles awesome?