The attractive young women whose photographs appear in my spam are stepping up the offensive. For a while they were only appearing in diet ads and ads for the amazing digital XCam2, and that made sense: attractive young women have successfully lost weight, or: attractive young women are something that you can photograph with the amazing digital XCam2. The Cialis ads also had an obvious connection. But now I am getting ads to, say, improve this site's Google ranking, and there's an attractive young women flanking the offer. Does she also want to increase her hit count? Is she going to help me increase my hit count? There's no longer the least formal connection; she has explicitly become decoration.
I mean, I understand their reasoning. And I suppose that if I must receive photographs of strangers in my email, they might as well be attractive. But to get them first thing in the morning, before I've had my coffee, just makes me want to go back to bed.