Nothing to redeem here

In: Fun

28 Jan 2004

I got this weird email just a few hours ago:

Message sent via contact form by: kimberly capps

how do i get the redemption button for my email?

I was confused about this “redemption button”, so I asked this Kimberly:

Hi Kimberly,

I’m not sure what you’re referring to. Could you explain a little more on
what you’re looking for?

Chu Yeow

And so she replied:

what we are trying to find is the redemption button for our email so we can retrieve our free plane tickets!

I think I just got my first email prank. Either that or something has gone awry with search engine results. This weblog didn’t turn up on Google for “redemption plane tickets” though.

Anyway, now is as good a time as ever to point out that the “redemption” in “redemption in a blog” is actually my online pseudonym/nickname/handle. I thought it would be a nice play of words. This is not a redemption counter. There are no free gifts.

7 Responses to Nothing to redeem here


The Wolf

January 28th, 2004 at 7am

Haha! Thats a strange one. What is this redemption thing anyhow? Is it a company?



January 28th, 2004 at 8am

Where can I redeem my free blog? I’m so confused. ;)


Cheah Chu Yeow

January 28th, 2004 at 10pm

What is this redemption thing anyhow?

It’s just a lame nick I decided to use when I found this Internet thing ;).



January 29th, 2004 at 1am

I have a feeling it’s not a prank and she’s just a nutcase.


Jesse Ruderman

January 30th, 2004 at 4pm

Did you look in your web server logs to see what she searched for?


Cheah Chu Yeow

January 30th, 2004 at 5pm

Did you look in your web server logs to see what she searched for?

I didn’t actually and your suggestion reminded me.

I didn’t manage to find anything likely – I searched for “redemption”, “plane”, “coupons”, “tickets”. There were however 2 searches for the phrase “email redemption button”. That could be it, but how that links up to plane tickets is anybody’s guess.



October 17th, 2004 at 3pm

Does it ever drive you nuts at night, trying to figure out what she was referring to?

In the words of Lewis Black, “If it wasn’t fort my horse, I wouldn’t have spent that year in college.”

Both sounds like just cause for an aneurysm if you ask me.