I’ve been busy catching up.
I’m sure you already know this and it may be a good argument for never leaving home…
For however long you go away, you must double the amount of time to catch up and get back to some sort of *normal* routine.
Which means I need four weeks to recover from my two weeks away.
I still have many emails starred to respond to – I promise I’m not intentionally ignoring you.
Sitting on my bed this weekend surrounded by 3 piles of mail, I’m pretty sure if I had stacked the piles they would have touched the ceiling.
PhilBillPaul avoids mail like the plague. He has some sort of aversion to paperwork and communication.
This mail avoidance habit also runs over to his email. But he may change this avoidance behavior after this harsh lesson.
It seems he got a fascinating email while I was gone. He actually found it in his SPAM folder and it could have CHANGED OUR LIVES.
Here is the exact email that he ignored – spelling and punctuation left intact:
From: MADAM SARAH DAVIS
Sent: Sat, 10 Jan 2009 11:19 pm
Subject: FROM THE DESK OF MADAM SARAH DAVIS (AWAIT YOUR SWIFT RESPONSE)
Here writes Madam Sarah Devids(Phd.Msc,Fsd),I am married to Engineer Devids colmoan an Englishman who is dead.When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of 5 Million(Five Million Great Britain Pounds Sterling which were derived from his vast estates and investment in capital market with a security company here in UK.Presently, this money is still with the online bank.
My Doctor told me that I have limited days to live due to the cancerous problems I am suffering from. I have decided to donate this fund to you and want you to use this gift which comes from my husbands effort to fund the upkeep of widows, widowers, orphans,destitute, the down-trodden, physically challenged children,barren-women and persons who prove to be genuinely handicapped financially.Contact me on my most private and confidencial email address :(firstname.lastname@example.org )
Way to go PhilBillPaul. A lost opportunity for sure.
I’m both down-trodden and genuinely handicapped financially so this could have CHANGED MY LIFE.
Let this be a lesson to everyone that avoiding your email and regular mail may mean missing life-changing opportunities.
I also uncovered a $2.23 rebate check from Costco in the 1,276 envelopes I opened. Oh yes, we will be using that this week.
If only PhilBillPaul would have taken action with Madam Sarah, I would have been able to hire someone to open our mail.
Any good news in these bad economic times you can share?