Email Aggravates Me

I have a love/hate relationship with email. I love knowing that I can reach out and click someone. I am still amazed that in a matter of seconds I can contact someone on the other side of the world and receive a response. Instant gratification. It is pretty cool.

However, it is also pretty aggravating. Instant gratification has wreaked havoc upon my ability to be patient. If I don’t hear back from someone with a reasonable amount of time I start to wonder if they received my email.

Maybe it was caught in their spam filter. Maybe my ISP went down and it wasn’t delivered. Or maybe I sent it to the wrong address. Often times it is none of those things. Email has become so prevalent a lot of people take their time to respond. The rules of the blog dictate honesty so here is my reaction to that, it aggravates me.

Last night I received a response from an email I had sent out three weeks ago. The person who sent it hasn’t been out of town. They weren’t trapped beneath a heavy object or held captive. I know because they have sent out emails to a group that I am included on. All it would have taken to mollify me would have been a short response saying that they were busy and would get back to me.

But if that is the worst thing that happens to me I suppose that I can consider myself quite lucky.

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5 Comments

  1. Jack's Shack August 3, 2007 at 7:15 am

    JF,

    Thanks.

    Debbie,

    Quite a few seem to prefer to be there than here in the light. 😉

  2. Debbie August 2, 2007 at 11:49 pm

    Some people actually live in the dark ages, they don’t check their email but once a week. I know people like that. What’s the point of instant email? I could write them a snail mail letter instead. Or call them on the phone.

  3. Juggling Frogs August 2, 2007 at 11:02 pm

    Have your friend watch this most excellent video.

  4. Jack's Shack August 2, 2007 at 5:40 pm

    No Max. She just called me to ask who posted that last comment. 🙂

  5. Anonymous August 2, 2007 at 5:32 pm

    Awww, is Stacey ignoring you?

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