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E-Mail Pet Peeves

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What is a peeve and does it really make for a good pet? Is it good with kids? Don’t know do you, doesn’t matter, that’s a topic for a different day.


E-Mail, boy howdy how I love and hate this monster, how could something be so wonderful and horrible at the same time?


It’s incredible to be able to send an electronic letter to anyone, anywhere in the world with a click of a button. It’s wonderful to be able to communicate with others in such an expedient manner, (when compared to time of traditional/standard letters delivered by the US post office). I think we lose sight of what a miracle that is and we certainly take it for granted, even when we’re without.


What drives me crazy about E-Mail? The following covers a few items I had.


  1. E-Mail isn’t special. Yes, I’m so pathetic I use to get excited about receiving a letter in my mail box, (then one outside my house just to clarify), but when you get hundreds of e-mails a day, the specialness wears off instantly.
  2. SPAM
  3. When people put there question (or e-mail body) in the subject line. You get an e-mail, you open it up and it’s blank. Very frustrating and I always feel like the sender thinks I’m a moron for opening it up, (applicable for those who receive notice of opening only) when they knew nothing was there.
  4. Much like point #1, there’s nothing personal about it. I’ve gotten letters from the IRS that are more personable and friendly than some “casual e-mails” I’ve received from co-workers/family/friends. Every letter should start out with who it’s to, (Dear John,).
  5. People who use their “texting” language. I hate that crap, even on phone text messages, but I overlook it for the simple fact that it’s somewhat tedious typing on your phone. If you have a keyboard, by all means, make it the full word. How much extra time does it take and does BTW really gain you anything over By The Way?
  6. The constant traffic, like forwarding, responding, etc. I don’t mean just the bad ones you delete, but all of them. It’s so easy to just clickity-click the reply and/or forward button. Before you know it an hour has elapsed and you’re 26 e-mails into a conversation that’s meaningless or that could have taken minutes face to face.
  7. People who forward things that are four miles long with all kinds of forward addresses and the same line over and over again, so you have to scroll down for a long time just to get to whatever it is you were sent.
  8. Old jokes from long ago. I still maintain that there are only twenty three jokes currently circulating the internet.


Please E-Mail me your pet peeves.


Egg On!

Ramblin’ Rooster


Written by Ramblin' Rooster

January 31, 2009 at 6:49 am

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  1. I try and avoid my email box. Might check it one a day. Deal with it in a big lump. Just hit delete, delete, delete. So much irrelevancy.


    January 31, 2009 at 10:32 am

    • ggw_bach, I know wht you mean. Sometimes I feel like the only reason I have an e-mail account is for trash and something to do, (which is what you said; delete, delete, delete). Too bad it’s not good exercise, ’cause that would solve the American obesity problem. Thanks for commenting.

      Ramblin' Rooster

      February 1, 2009 at 4:56 am

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