Posted by adiamondinsunlight on October 20, 2007
For the past few days I’ve been receiving a number of love messages from Lebanon’s sms advertisers, like:
في شخص بحبك بالسر بدك تعرف مين اتصل1429
Someone loves me secretly – and if I want to know who, I only have to dial 1429 to find out.
This was more convincing until K mentioned that she had received the same sms. Either the same man loves us both – secretly, of course – or 1429 is the sms equivalent of the romance-based email spam I used to receive at work.
What K has not yet received, however, is the EXTREME “Love Kiss” sms:
Get NOW the EXTREME “Love Kiss”!! That’s Trendy and FANTASTIC! Just Send K1 to 1069 and Enjoy this COOL “KISS”
I am partial to smiley faces with noses (the “-”), but skeptical about the EXTREMEness, Trendiness and COOLness of a digital kiss I have to pay for. As Billie Holiday tells us, love for sale is at best “love that’s only slightly soiled”!