So about once a month, I get this message from my mail server at work. As soon as I see the little exclamation point in the upper right hand corner, my physical response is immediate: sweaty palms, pounding heart, eyebrows pulled up and together and a generally immobilizing sense of panic that if I don't delete every last email in my inbox, I may be responsible for the downfall of the entire organization, or worse, I might get IN TROUBLE!!!
My beloved coworker left us last week, and during her last few days she was going through all her emails to make sure she had taken care of everything. A few of the messages dated back to 2008, so I asked her how on earth she still had emails from last year without getting the dreaded warning of the apocalypse, and this was her response:
"Oh yeah I get that every morning. I always just ignore it."
DOUBLE YOU TEE EFF???
HOW DID I NOT KNOW THAT WAS AN OPTION?
The moral of this story: I am a total
sucker - (n) 1. One who totally sucks at life. 2. Also see Emily Gray.