Gillian and Adrian Bayford want to make you rich

The world and the internet are full of philanthropists – people who will go to any length to do good. That is so laudable!

Take, for example, Gillian and Adrian Bayford, who sent me this beautifully written e-mail today:
My wife and i won £148.6 Million Pounds last year, and we have done lot of charity donation, so we decide to give 1.5Million Pounds each to 5 lucky people this June 2013, lucky for you, your email, was given to us by google managment as one of our lucky receipants. For verification process see below Please read the article - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-19254228 Send Name, Country, Age, Occupation Phone Number for details Congratulations & Happy Celebrations in Advance, Gillian and Adrian Bayford Email: gillianandadrianbayford101@outlook.com 
 Lucky me to be one of those only 5 receipants out of the few millions surely addressed.

So good to know, too, that Google management takes such personal interest in handing out my e-mail address.

I think I'll write to Gillian and Adrian right away to collect my money.

Even though they might not be pleased when they get to know about my occupation, because I happen to be a PROFESSIONAL SPAM AND SCAM KILLER.


Yannis Ritsos: Danke


Du hörtest deine Stimme sagen: Danke –
(so unerwartet, stumme Natürlichkeit) – jetzt war’s dir gewiss:
ein großes Stück Ewigkeit gehörte dir.

– Yannis Ritsos (1909-1990)

Ins Deutsche übertragen von Johannes Beilharz (© 2013)

[Titel des griechischen Originals: Ευχαριστία. Aus: Ritsos in Parenthesis, Princeton University Press 1979]