Today's rant is about email spam from co-workers.
For some reason, some of the unfunny people in my company thinks its he-la-er-us to send an email using the department alias address with some stupid little inside joke.
I get it. I determine its stupid. I delete it.
Then within the next 3 minutes, I get about 15 audio chimes indicating that I have new mail. Every single one is a reply to all with asinine things like:
lol.OH MY GOD!!!
No, but she thought she was!
“Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!”
I get it that they're trying to create some fun environment even though the group is split between east coast and west coast (east coast, represent!) But I don't care!
I've written about a hundred responses with "STOP SPAMMING THIS ADDRESS WITH YOUR STUPIDITY!". But I stopped myself and just hit delete each time. Not because I'm nice, because I've already confessed to being an asshole.
I stop because I would just be replicating the exact behavior that I abhor.
And I'm better than that. Actually, I'm better than all of them. (insert snarkiness)