In this world of text and instant messages, email use (according to my son) has decreased. Of course, you wouldn’t know that from my work email inbox. I receive way too many emails on any given day. A great percentage of those emails are, to use a technical term, annoying. Vendors I’ve never heard from are constantly addressing me in a familiar manner, trying to sell me their latest product or service. Then there are the emails that come to me that should really go to a different team member. Then there are the emails on which I am copied on for no explicit reason. I could go on. But you get the point.
Lately, I’ve taken a more proactive step to try to unsuscribe from email lists. It is amazing how one can end up on email lists for things that are so random and of no interest to you. In doing my attempt to unsuscribe, I have come across a really annoying step in the process. Often, as I note I want to be taken off their lists, they make me (or try to) tell them why I don’t want their emails.
No. Sorry. Not sorry. I don’t have to tell you why I don’t want your emails. I just want to be left alone. Isn’t that enough? It’s not like we have a deep relationship where I owe you an explanation. You just sent one too many emails and I’m tired of it. Next.