Quoted from jalpert:
Get over yourself. This isn't some international conspiracy to be an asshole. I really thought it was a SPAM, and it still could be, I have no idea. I already said I was out of line, what else do you want?
That was my first thought, too. Sure looked like spam to me, but hopefully all is well. @ OP, good luck. @Tsskinne, hope it works out for you.
And yes, let's not turn this into a larger issue of why Americans are culturally insensitive. This is a pinball forum.