IT'S A DARN SHAME that all of life's aggravations are not as easy to resolve as being spammed.
For example, I sure wish I had an "opt out" button for all those commercials that come along every 12 minutes when I'm trying to watch commercial television. And it would be really neat to be able to press a button and have those billboards disappear that mess with my view.
Here's my suggestion to those upset about receiving unsolicited email: Delete them, forget them and move on. It's not that hard. All computers have a delete button and we all have something more important to stress about.
I mean, c'mon, we live in a media-drenched culture and are bombarded by thousands of messages every day. Spam just isn't that big of a deal. If the worst thing that happens to you today is receiving some spam, you're having a stellar day.
So it's not something we need another law to address. We don't need more regulation, our businesses don't need more restrictions. I don't need congress to determine what messages are relevent to me. I would prefer we just recognize that spam is the 21st Century version of junk mail and get on with our days.
I turned 60 not long ago and now I am getting spam promoting viagra at discount prices. Some business figures that some 60-year-olds may be interested. I suppose some are. I'm not sure how that spam is so different than turning 50 and getting unrequested mailings from the National Association of Retired People.
Businesses will continue to reach out to potential customers. In the 21st Century, spam is a cost effective and efficient way to do that. And it's really easy. Let's face it, we all go to a lot of effort these days to be "out there," to be easy to find on the internet. Well guess what? It worked. We are easy to find. In a twisted sort of way, all that spam is proof our efforts are paying off.
This is a burden we all can bear. Let's not make it bigger than it needs to be.