It’s time. I have put it off too long. This is something that has to be faced squarely and dealt with in the most severe manner. It simply can no longer be delayed. I have to do this.
Out of 225 emails in my main email account, 157 of them have not been read. I don’t feel like cleaning out my email but it is filling rapidly with truly important pieces of mail from such prestigious places as Pier 1 Imports, Target, Barnes & Noble, and my financial guy keeps sending me updates I no longer read (the economical outlook and my financial portfolio are simply too depressing). I have various notices from Twitter of people (read: people who Tweet on behalf of their animals) who are now following EmmaLou on her Twitter Account ( which is, in itself, sad). NPR wants me to read their latest list of books — the last time I did that I spent 45 minutes with my Kindle in the Kindle Store downloading reading material. I don’t want to read that email.
The folks who just sold us our new porch glider want me to take a survey. I’m not good at surveys – they inevitably lead to more offers and I end up buying something else I really didn’t need.
I spent several hours Thurs on the phone arguing with a Medical Collection Agency, my military insurance agency, and my supplemental health agency trying to sort out why there are still outstanding bills from my January 2009 Ice Accident that haven’t been paid and for which I’m been hounded. Now there is an email from Tricare in my list asking me to survey how they did on resolving the problem. Well, I can’t tell them until the Collection Agency decides to leave me alone, can I? (Mark that one as read and ignored.)
I have several wonderful offers from retail establishments I do business with – lots of sales going on – those emails will be trashed…that is if I get around to tackling this email clutter issue. Oh yeah and I keep seeing alot of emails from some guy in Nigeria but I can’t pronounce his name…wonder what he could possibly want from lil ole me?
I think I’d rather open my Kindle and start a new book and I’ll get to the email later….sigh….