Thursday, January 15, 2009

WHAT'S UP WITH THAT?

There are some things in this world you just have to think about.
Like this...

Good afternoon, Dear Patricia.
My family and me are admirers of You. I beg Your pardon, but I have a request to make. I am one people who wishes the picture with Your autograph.
Thank You preliminary with great pleasure. I wish You happiness, good health and all success.
With love from Lithuania.
Respectfully Yours
Antanas Abromaitis
My complete address:
Antanas Abromaitis
Pasilaiciu 8
Vilnius
Lithuania

Now I have this other fan in India who keeps making the same request. I had no idea I was that popular. Of course I thought I was the only one...but when I googled these guys I found out they ask everyone for a signed photo.
Gee.
I feel bummed. I thought it was just me.
But I think I'll send one anyway...
This one entitled "The author and friend."

signed:
TOOLOOSE

18 comments:

Dawn Anon said...

HAHAHahahahahaha...ooooh...HAhahahaha....I love that they are getting a signed photo.

Janet said...

I'm intrigued that you thought to google them. Getting cynical in your old age?

the Amateur Book Blogger said...

Do you think then they trade them, like baseball cards? The price of fame!

Holly Kennedy said...

Hmmmm... I get these all the time and I delete them. Spam of the worst kind is my way of thinking. Who has time, right?

Have a good weekend.

Michelle O'Neil said...

At least get fan mail. I only get offers to make my love stick bigger.

It's enough to give a person an inferiority complex.

ORION said...

yeah it IS spam but I really am curious why they do this...

Bookfool said...

One of my childhood friends used to write to various celebrities to ask for autographed photos. She had at least one BIG album full of them. So, it might just be a kid with a hobby -- you never know.

Heidi said...

a little creepy though...

Kanani said...

Adorable!

Dietmar said...

I'm a German musician and I also got that post with personalized headline. Maybe there ist someone interested in getting many signed photos in a short time.

Greetings,
Dietmar

Richard said...

I got the same email this morning asking for a signed photo or cd! When I googled the name your blog came up!

Olga de Kort said...

I've got the same mail tonight (a signed foto and/of cd). And I googled the name too! I see I'm not the only one here!

Olga de Kort

Jacob Shaw said...

I just got exactly the same message, this time to my new website www.jacobshaw.de
Any idea who itis?

Anonymous said...

I just got the same request from antanas.abromaitis@vgtu.lt. A few years ago I was getting them from someone in Portugal. I am a musician but I know, no one outside of my area really knows me. I find it sort of spooky... Like, if I sign something for them, they'll know my signature. Is it a kid collecting autographs? Or something weird?

Anonymous said...

I've just received the same message. This person visited my website trough my agent's website and it took him 30 seconds to send me this email. (I have checked the times by my web-visitor's counter). I will not send anything.

Anonymous said...

Me too. I won't send anything either. Who knows what they can do with your signature and personal data such as your postal address...

Anonymous said...

I am a musician in Sweden and got exacely the same mail! I googled him and ended up here - as many others! Still strange! I answered and asked where he knew me from, but got no answer until now...

Anonymous said...

This particular guys collects vynils and signatures. He's an academic, not a hacker. It'll make him happy.