Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Death By Punctuation

This morning I received a work-related email. It was sent as High Priority meaning it was accompanied by a screaming red exclamation point (!). To add insult to overkill, the subject line contained no less than 4 additional exclamation points (!!!!) that, if they could, would have also been red. And blinking. With loud sirens.

Normally I'm not annoyed by high priority email, but this particular one with all its


was reminding me (and all the other supervisory worker bees) to return standard paperwork, just like we've done every other Wednesday for the past 15 years.

I was so tempted to not do it and feign surprise. "Today? Really? An email? Why I don't know how I could have missed it!!!!!!!! If only you had included FIVE EXCLAMATION POINTS and perhaps a decorative Ampersand you might have had better luck.


Laughing Muse said...

You've really got to love emails like this.

Largely because it's illegal to find the sender and beat them over the head with a rolled-up printout of their Super Splendorifically Urgent Messages.

MissMeliss said...

I have often threatened to REMOVE the ! key from people's keyboards for such offenses.