Your order N99388 for helicopter for the weekend

Published on 14 April 2012 in , , , ,

If you use Gmail like I do, you will know that the spam filter is pretty good.

However no spam filter is flawless and occasionally something gets through. Most of the time I bin them without comment, but this one caught my eye and inevitably I had to read it.

Your order N99388 for helicopter for the weekend

Your order for our air carriage services has been accepted and processed. The rotorcraft will be at your disposal from 2.45 thursday to 5.15 a.m. saturday. Once again, our rates are:

1 hour in the air: 557$

Takeoff / Landing: 241$

1 hour standstill on the ground: 146$

Longest period in the air is 5 hours.

When flying for longer distances, a co-pilot is needed, and the cost accordingly increases by 148$ an hour.

Bill you will be find in the attachment.(Open with Internet Explorer Only)

Best wishes

Chantal Cherry

Secure Checksum: 5b883ca5

I love so much about this. One is that the language, preferring the use of “rotorcraft” and “air carriage services” to helicopter. But most of all I love the fact that they define weekend as being Thursday, Friday and five and a quarter hours on a Saturday morning as “weekend”.

Clearly I was supposed to go “WHAT?! ARGH! I HAVEN’T ORDERED A ROTORCRAFT!” and click the attachment (having diligently closed Firefox down and opened it in Internet Explorer) which would have, no doubt, seen a plague of viruses spread over my, err, Linux based PC…

Anyway, they hadn’t included the “bill”. So that means I don’t have to pay for it. Free rotocraft here I come!