Wednesday, September 08, 2010

A Source of Meaningless Affirmation

I had a coworker who must have heard that women like it if men notice their clothes. At seemingly random intervals he would ask, "Is that a new outfit?" Rarely could I answer his affirmation in the affirmative, alas. Not much of a fashionista, I guess. But he's a good man and I believe he meant well. I tried to accept his words in the spirit in which they were offered!

I've thought of those days when periodically scanning the spam filter of the Wordpress site we use for Missions Catalyst. Nearly all the comments that make it into that folder are designed to please. While some of the originating addresses suggest sites I would not want to put before my eyes, the comments themselves are seldom offensive and sometimes amusing.

Here's one piece of flattery to brighten your day:
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Strangely, the source of this comment is an organization that maintains a website about treatments for Lyme disease. Apparently they're eager to get the word out. Or perhaps they have been infected with a virus that sends out such words on their behalf.

Others say things like:
Great info! I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.
Great site. A lot of useful information here. I’m sending it to some friends!
Do you suppose they have a random compliment generator - or do they say these things to all the blogs?


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Marti said...

Ooh, look, I got a nonsense comment all my own! People, if you click on those links, you do so at your own risk : - )

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