I’ve regaled you with so many of my pet peeves, but the list continues to grow and I would hate for you to miss anything. Today’s annoyance? Not spam, the filters catch most of that, but simply unwanted email.
Granted, I love email. It goes a long way in helping me avoid the dreaded phone. But unwanted email is super annoying, especially the incessant emails from companies that go to all the trouble to ask, politely, if I’d like to be added to their email lists, and despite the fact I specifically click the NO box, immediately send me email anyway.
Why on earth do they bother asking if they’re going to add me to the list come hell or high water? Arrgh!
What’s interesting is that when I unsubscribe, there is frequently a multiple choice question about why I’m unsubscribing, and one of the answers is “I did not sign up to receive emails” Really? Irony anyone?
I think it’s time to rise up and fight back. I’m going to start an email revolution. These companies have “customer service” email addresses; I for one am going to start by sending a message about my dissatisfaction with ending up on their email list. And I’m going to automatically send it day in and day out for the rest of eternity. Possibly longer. There will be an “unsubscribe” button that doesn’t do anything at all.
I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore. So look out virtual representatives, here I come.