Tpying correctly.


#100BM Day 63
It’s a beautiful Sunday morning and what better way to spend it than by finally clearing out one of my Gmail accounts (the 10-year-old one that is my first initial plus last name of all the subscriptions for which other people have used it (I’ve been marking them as spam, but not necessarily unsubscribing — sometimes I make the effort to email a person directly to make a correction, but it rarely helps).

Here is a smallish sampling of the ones that I did not sign up for myself:

  • Aéropostale (I don’t even think they make clothes that fit me)
  • Amida Spa (UK)
  • Americans for Prosperity (this is SO ME)
  • Bealls (a department store in Florida, a state I haven’t visited since 1993)
  • (various newsletters of theirs)
  • Boca Tanning Club (orange is the new brown)
  • Boodle (a South African scammy-looking loan company)
  • Brighton (not the town, but a US jewellery company)
  • Carleton Rescue Equipment (based in Vancouver, so at least this is the right country – anyone need ski lift evacuation gear?)
  • Catalina Express (can’t think of Catalina without getting this in my head)
  • Connecticut Multispecialty Group (an HMO?)
  • David Lloyd Leisure (British chain of gyms)
  • Dunhill Vacations (which makes me think it’s all cigarette-themed resorts on offer)
  • Getbucks (another dodgy South African loan company – one of my SA brethren is in financial trouble, y’all)
  • Gold Canyon (a mineral investment thing, so another of my brethren is doing OK?)
  • Gold Digest (I have unsubscribed from this at least half a dozen times already)
  • Inbox Dollars (not even looking it up, worry about even typing it here)
  • (oh wait, maybe that was me)
  • Kingsley Associates (British recruiting firm – gonna be hard to find a job if you can’t even get your own email address correct when looking for work)
  • Kuflik Dermatology (in NJ – maybe I should see them about my tanning problem (see above))
  • Landry’s Inc./Rainforest Café (never been, find the idea of a plastic jungle in a mall weird and pretty un-ecofriendly)
  • Mail Online (AAAAAAAA!!!!!)
  • Red Tube Mail (hoTTT – maybe slightly better than the Japanese ‘public sex’ website someone’s signed up with using my email address…on three separate occasions)
  • Peninsula Co-op (store in BC, one that does not sell ski lift evacuation gear)
  • Pepsi (a PEPSI mailing list? really? what is so important that you need email updates from a soft drink company?)
  • St. John’s Ambulance Penticton (still waiting to hear from them about not getting their class updates as well – no auto-unsubscribe for that)
  • Sales – Bruma Finance (ANOTHER South African loan company – could someone track this hapless M. (Mylastname) down and help them out?)
  • Schools (sounds legit)
  • Stadium Toyota (I do drive a Toyota, but do not get it serviced in Tampa, FL)
  • Stingray Chevrolet (I do not drive a Chevy, especially not in Tampa, FL)
  • Studio 4 Athletics (again, a BC-based thing, so I have at least one not-bright distant relative there)
  • Sports Fishing Digital (oh, wait, this was totally me)
  • The Melville Inn In Lasswade (an Edinburgh pub (well, in the suburbs) I’ve never visited with middling reviews – who gives a pub their email address?)
  • Westlaw (A legal research hub – I wonder if they have advice for that deeply indebted South African?)

This is just in the last year. I did this last summer. What the hell, people? Didn’t you notice you weren’t getting your car service appointments, sales flyers, and porn updates? I sure didn’t need ’em.

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