Piston Slap: Spam-tastic Reader Mail

Sajeev Mehta
by Sajeev Mehta

TTAC Spammer, goodluck.victorian, spams my inbox with:

Hello My name is miss Victoria. I saw your profile today on www.thetruthaboutcars.com and became interested in you.

I will also like to know more about you, and I want you to send a mail to my email address so that i can give you my picture for you to know whom l am. I believe we can move from here. Remember the distance or colour does not matter but love matters allot in life.


Sajeev answers:

Victoria, how wonderful it is to meet a woman who shares everyone’s interest in Piston Slap!

I think we have a mutual understanding, an unspoken bond. Piston Slap is a passion that burns a fire deep within our souls, like faulty dashboard wiring. And like you said, love does matter “allot” in life. Such love comes from an undying passion for your car. Or perhaps, love for more than one car?

Or loving other people’s cars? It is not a sin if both parties are cool with it.

When the passion burns like a nasty itch deep within your main bearings, you know that you’ve loved enough cars to truly be worthy of Piston Slap. I wish you the best in your future in automotive romance.



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  • Areitu Areitu on Jun 12, 2009

    I like how she thanks you for your CONCERN.

  • Cdotson Cdotson on Jun 12, 2009
    Perhaps she thought “piston slap” was a sexual euphemism? :P He did huh-WHAT in his lap? Every time I see the Piston Slap headline I can't help but think of TowMater.
  • Shaker Shaker on Jun 13, 2009

    WaftableTorque : "3 years, $15,000 (multiple airfare trips, marriage license, wedding expenses, immigration to Canada), and 1 kid later, we’re still happily married. Sometimes due diligence, with a big leap of faith works out. I’m still not going to give up my reliable Lexus for any European car though. That’s risky." Thank YOU for the laugh (I'm glad it worked out for you!)

  • Sajeev Mehta Sajeev Mehta on Jun 13, 2009

    I have a feeling the B&B is also good with relationship trouble. Which could come in handy! But I won't go Dear Abby on everyone, this is all about the Piston Slap.