Monday, October 10, 2005

What Does Not Work When E-Mailing Me

Giving your e-mail a heading that says "Greetings" or "Help Me With My Nigerian Inheritance". I don't read those because there aren't enough hours in my day.

What also doesn't work is sending me an urgent alert request which tells me to ask my wife or girlfriend to abstain from exercizing at Curves. Yes, I know that the owner of Curves is a wingnut and should be stopped from funding wingnuttery, but the request should not imply that people in the wife or girlfriend category (widely interpreted) don't read these alerts.

This is the kind of hidden sexism that goes on all the time. Like I'm the invisible elephant sitting on the living-room couch.