Monday, March 26, 2012

No, it's not spam.

A colleague called me at work today.

"I'm sending you an e-mail, but it's not spam. The subject line makes it look like spam," she said.

Me: "What's in the subject line?"
She: "Sex toys."
Me: "WTF?!"
She: "No, really, it's legitimate! It's a gender equity forum at (a local university.)"

So she forwarded me an e-mail about a forum on sex toys and how they are supposed to be good for self-esteem and body image.

She is on a list serve at a local university that is putting on this workshop.

I can only imagine how many professionals saw the subject line and thought this professor's e-mail had been hacked.

The caveat: the sex toy workshop is being held on the same day/time as my upcoming event for work.

Mr. RK says, "I think you will have some attendance problems."

17 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Maybe you could combine the two events, LOL? Call it "Getting Screwed at Work" or something like that . . . .

Claire said...

How bizarre! Also, that's one of my favourite lolcats!

LL Cool Joe said...

What's a sex toy?

NellieVaughn said...

I don't care how wonderful sex toys are for self-esteem, dildos scare me.

Granny Annie said...

And of course we heard it right here from you first!!!! You had better send a spy so you can report back on their seminar.

Lynn said...

I think Mr. RK is right! :) How funny. I would come to your event if I was there (she said loyally.)

The lol cat made me lol!

Scarlet said...

Ha! Of course you'll have to attend and tell us how we all should be hooked it with these toys...so we can feel good about ourselves. :)

That event for work can be attended by someone else, huh? ;)

PS - Missed you, chica!

Scarlet said...

*hooked up*

Riot Kitty said...

D: That would be hilarious!
C: I had never seen it before, but it was perfect.
Joey: Seriously? Or are you just kidding?
NV: I have seen things that I have mistaken for traffic cones, that's for sure.
GA: I am sure I could find someone :)
L: Thanks :) I'd rather go to the forum, I think.
S: Welcome back chica! Yeah, too bad *I* am the one putting on the event.

Shionge said...

Whew....for a moment something is coming into my INBOX too :)

How interesting to have a forum on this....most people are very conservative here so attendance is indeed a problem if this is being held here.

Have fun ;D

Darth Weasel said...

Hmm. RK, usually you are super sharp, but your response to Joey screams "gullible" :-)

John McElveen said...

Is Glade a Sex toy? Plug it in....Plug it in!

Loved the LOL Cat!!!

J

G. B. Miller said...

And this is considered unusual, how?

Riot Kitty said...

S: Haha! There won't be any problem with attendance at this one.
Darth: Have you ever looked up gullible in the dictionary? (You know that joke right?)
John: Wow, I certainly hope not!
G: :) Where do I begin?

Green Tea said...

Which one did you end up attending?? :0

A Beer for the Shower said...

Self-esteem and body image, you say? I'll remember those findings as valid academic backup for future relationships:)

Riot Kitty said...

GT: They're not until Tuesday. Stay tuned ;)
ABFTS: Eeeeexcellent!