Okay, so I've been known in the past to send out huge mass emails. And then for like days on end everyone on my mass emails is getting replies back. For years, I've loved this because I felt like everyone was in an ongoing conversation, kinda like at a party, but recently, I had to learn the hard way how annoying this is.
Scott (my hubby), hates it when I put his email address on a mass email. First off, he's a City employee which makes him a target if someone was to ever write anything questionable in these mass replies. Front page news: CITY EMPLOYEE'S EMAIL TRACKED DUE TO REPLY ALL.
Secondly, he hates logging in and finding 250 messages with "LOL" or "HAHAHAHAHA" written in them. I mean come on people...who really cares if you're laughing out loud at your desk. It really only matters to the people that you're really close too. Joe's cousin's brother's wife's kid doesn't really care if you're rolling on the floor laughing your butt off. (Well he's a kid...maybe he does care, but his mom or dad at work REALLY doesn't care)
I never could understand when people would write me back and say "please take me off this email list because this is my work email". My usual response back was "okay Debbie Downer" or "reeeeaaaaarrrrr". My friend Lisa can totally relate to this. We've had many a conversation over these people that don't want to be part of our "reply all" frenzy.
But recently, like I said, I became the victim in one of these mass emails. I was put on an email list with 50 other people that I didn't know. And for a week I was getting responses back..."LOL", or "you are so funny Cindy" or "that would totally be you Frank"...WHO THE HECK IS FRANK??? It was sooooo annoying!!!
So let me apologize now to all those people that I have ever had to put through this complete and utter nonsense. I really didn't get it until now. I will be following Scott's lead in the future and instead of reading these 50 responses...instead, it will just be DELETE!!!!
So since I've sent this blog posting out, I've had some good responses...I had to share a few...I'm sure these people are going to kill me but they were too good to pass up!: (I've used only initials to protect the innocent)
A.A.: OMG I love it! I heard this statistic that 1 in 12 people hit "reply-all" on those mass e-mails. Well since you added me to your list, I've never seen so many "reply-all" -ers in my life! You have a really social bunch of friends! I've never been confident enough to hit the dreaded "reply-all" button. But I'm glad you "saw the light". Ha haha!
E.G.: I'm so glad you finally realize I'm not a total jerk for hating reply all, soooo glad. :)
Thanks folks, I am glad I've seen the light also!
Don't you just love how I do something and can't see it any other way, but once it gets on my nerves, I hate it, and I'm going to make sure everyone else knows it!