Wednesday 25 November 2009

Email Schmemail

Does anyone else get sent emails that clearly weren't meant for them?

I get a lot. A lot. Like, at least one a day. Variations of my (non blog) email address are obviously very common but it still irritates me. Even worse is when people have clearly entered their email address wrongly when signing up for something. IDIOTS.

Things I've been sent via email that weren't meant for me:

  • The minutes of a Guide and Brownie meeting. It was truly fascinating reading about the 2010 summer camp, I can assure you.
  • Wedding plans for a West Indian lady's wedding. Again, fascinating, but I really don't mind what colour you choose for the hibiscus in the bride's bouquet.
  • Mortgage details for a Helen in Wales. Not so fascinating. I really don't care about property in Cardiff. I could have caused some mischief with the details but, thankfully for Helen, I'm not a giant thief.
  • Mortgage details for some people in Ipswich. Again, yawn.
  • Financial advice details for a couple in Scotland. Pin numbers and account numbers for a well known bank's online advice service. The tempation to cause mischief again eluded me. Lucky couple in Scotland. Stupid bank.
  • And, my personal favourite.... A series of emails containing pictures of stool samples, including one of a bloody stool. Or poo, if we're being impolite. I replied and asked, with trepidation, why he was emailing me pictures of fecal matter. The response? "Sorry, I thought I was emailling my friend who's a nurse." Please, I beg of you, if you're ever going to send pictures of your 'produce' to your friend, CHECK THEIR EMAIL ADDRESS.