It’s been ten years since I launched my diet plan. Over the years, it’s provided me much amusement, as seen in one of my first Pings. The page was created in my dorm room as a goofy parody of various diet scams, directly stealing text from their web sites. I got my suitemate to do “before” and “after” photos because he had the frightening ability to suck his stomach in until it almost disappeared. I even did an AVI to show the dramatic weight loss my system could cause (100 pounds in a week!).
Yet, here it is, ten years later and I’m still getting e-mail from people who think that it’s real. People who complain that the order form doesn’t work or that I’m trying to scam them. I tell them it can’t be a scam if it’s a parody. Usually, they still don’t get it.
Just this morning I gone an e-mail that read “Sorry to bother you but is you website http://www.laze.net/diet/ a real website or a phoney and can you tell me the reason?” He’s lucky I’m an honest guy.
I’m continually amazed that ten years after I created this stupid web page in my dorm room that people are taking it as real. Haven’t we as Internet users gotten any smarter?
I know, I know. Stupid question.
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