LJ Idol Season Six Week 1: Empty Gesture
October 21, 2009 § 19 Comments
I am one of those pompous asses that will hit “Reply to All” with a link back to snopes.com in response to erroneous emails forwarded with dire warnings of carjackers, purse snatchers, and dying/missing children in some distant state/territory/country. It is also a pet peeve of mine to receive forwards that lack all logic with such statements as “As soon as I forwarded this email my telephone rang!!!” or, “I hit send and found a winning lotto ticket that same day!!!
I don’t know why I have this compulsion to point out others lack of research, logic, common sense, what have you. After all, they usually do not learn from my remonstrance, and ultimately, it just makes me look like a jerk.
And yet, I persist. I can’t seem to help myself really. It is my vain attempt to bring some semblance of sanity to my inbox.
But resistance, it seems, is futile. The same people continue to send me inane drivel, and I can’t help but suspect that I am merely a name on a mailing list to them. My squeaks of protest, and shakings of my tiny fist do nothing to establish my individuality and personhood to them, nor cause them to reflect on their own emailing habits. It is indeed a fruitless vanity. I should probably give it up.
But I probably won’t.