Message Junkie

Byrd at Thinklings writes:

Sometimes I feel like I'm the only compulsive message checker on earth. I check my email probably dozens of times each day. I'm always scanning my cell phone to see if anyone left me a voice mail or a text message. I usually can't wait to see if anything interesting came in the mail. I'm a message junkie.

My response was "Hey, look! I'm not so whacked after all!"

I have 3 different salguod.net email accounts plus Gmail and work. Oh, and I set it up so that no matter what email address you use at salguod.net, I get it. Go ahead, try it. I subscribe to too many email lists. Then there's Twitter and Facebook. I just got text messaging on my phone too.

My emails sort into folders based on where they came from in Outlook. That message you sent to the nonsense address will end up in the 'Catchall' folder.

My good friend BEG was at my house and wondered what that occasional chiming sound was. It was my laptop, stored under the TV, fired up with Outlook running letting me know that there's a new message.

He went home and fired off a succession of 4-5 emails message with one word: "BEEP", knowing that my computer would chime each time they arrived. (I've since turned off the sound.)

I'm a message junkie, but it's good to know I'm not alone.

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Here's a view point from an old guy! When I was working, I delited in the time I was away from the phone or computer. Nothing was ever so important that it couldn't wait until I returned. When I was given a cell phone because I traveled from plant to plant, I would not answer the phone when I was on the road driving. I would either pull over and take the call or wait until I got to my destination to take the message and return the call. It always was satisfactory! No one is that important that they can't miss a call!!!

You and I are similar.. about 5 email accounts dump into my inbox.. and of course I do twit and fb.

Possibly we were separated at birth Doug.. of course I was born 10+ years before you :)

watch outlook they have lots of issues



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