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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I don't need no stinkin' batches

Dear Mr. Joke Email Forwarder:
(Who happens to be a long-time good friend of mine, with whom I worked for many years, prior to leaving my home state).  He's a good guy...nice. Niiiiice.  But I have to wonder what he's doing with his time and his computer.

And before I have a mild rant, I just need to put out this caveat.

I enjoy funny emails and good jokes.  I love reading my "Run Scamper" blogs (look on the right side of the blog...ok, scroll down, scrollscroll - there! See them?) and seeing all the great videos and pictures and jokes that you great blogsters CHOOSE to put on your blog.  Yes, you choose.  And then - I can choose whether I simply read your words or also access the videos, etc.  Ok?  Really - love them.  It's all about choice.

But you, Mr. Email Forwarder - you keep sending me batches of emails with big downloads and videos and jokes that I don't really actually, ummmm...want to read.  Batches at a time.  And they keep plugging my email, so I have to delete and delete in order to send out any real email.  Like emails about my life, my friends and family, thoughtful NICE emails.

Here's a thought - if you need to put a note at the top of your email that says - "I know that I probably shouldn't send this, but I just thought it was funny..." maybe you should rethink hitting that send button!  My friends would describe me as liberal, so if I cringe when I read some of his emails - it's not pretty....

Why don't I just block him as a sender?  Because every so often he slips in a decent message, and he's been a good friend for a very long time.  And I wonder if I'm getting old or cranky or my Spanx are too tight because I'm complaining about 'emailers these days..'

Sighhhhhhhhhhhh.....

5 comments:

Angie Kelly Designs said...

Ahhh, yes. I have a few of those in my address book. I feel your frustration Lu. Its not as if they 'follow up' to see if I actually read the email, but I still feel guilty when I do a "batch delete" LOL

Lulu said...

Exactly! I just deleted his last batch...

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

Yep, the delete button is a wonderful thing!!!

Amber Dawn said...

too funny, I just did this very thing this morning deleting 345 forwarded joke emails (I hope) that I never read. WHERE do these people get the time? I do feel guilty about about possibly deleting an actual true email but in defense I just say "It must have been buried under all the crap email you send!" I with there was a fwd chain mail blocker like spam blocker. Oh we should develope that software we could make milions!!!!!!!!

Lulu said...

I'm with you, Amber - a true filter, that reads my mind and knows which emails to block? Priceless...