Ten years with the same organization and I continue to be irked by the sloppy email habits of some colleagues.
I hate it when I send an email and nothing comes back.
I hate it when my email is lost in a black hole – cyberspace.
In the past I would send reminders.
I would phone the recipient.
Reminders didn’t always work.
Phone calls might not be answered and voicemail boxes could be full.
Then I would call the recipient’s boss.
It’s a lot of unnecessary, extra work.
Now I create a Shit List.
When those same retards email me, my email program automatically directs their emails into a folder called Shit List.
I then empty that folder without reading the emails inside.
Inevitably I’ll get an angry phone call from one of those retards.
Retard (shouting): Hey, did you get my email?!
Me: Who’s this?
Retard: So-and-so here!
Me: (pretending not to know who he is), So-and-so who?
Retard: Come on, you know me, I’m the head of blah blah blah.
Me: Oh, that one. Yeah? Wassup?
Retard: I sent you an email – why didn’t you reply?
Me: Oh, sorry about that, I’m still waiting for you to reply to an email I sent you two years ago. I thought you’ve died.
I am happy to report that I do have a bit of success with that approach although I won’t go round recommending it to everyone.