June 2, 2005

The Morning After

I’m deleting a bunch of the emails that are clogging my inbox, and I find I am coming upon many notifications from websites I have signed up for. You know — little “what’s new” newsletters and things. One or two are cute. A hundred can clog an inbox in the same way a 16 oz prime rib clogs up a vegan’s colon.

How does this happen?

You see some fun-looking web service, bulletin board, online deal or whatever. Looks attractive. Everyone’s enjoying themselves with it and you’re in the moment. You’re intrigued, your defenses are down and you just want to have a good time like everybody else. Perhaps there is alcohol involved. Before you know it, you find you self blushingly handing over your email address. You promised yourself you would respect your email address a little more in the future, but what the hell, this is just a bit of fun.

The next morning you roll over and bang in the harsh dawn light you see an inbox full of “Welcome To…” and “Here are the offers you requested” and “Get your friends to sign up!”

Damn! What was I thinking? I should know better.

Lessons learned? I can only hope.

Posted by James at June 2, 2005 1:14 PM
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That's funny, cuz I was just thinking about adding a newsletter feature to the Progressive RI website that would email once a week with the latest headlines and events.

Posted by: David Grenier at June 2, 2005 2:22 PM

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