Damn. I would assign them to spam but she is, well, family and she might someday send me something . . . relevant.
Recently I heard from my mother that this cousin is hurt that I don't even bother to respond to her missives.
Did I mentioned these are forwards?
That she doesn't even preface? Not even with a "HELLO"??
The most recent spat of Fw: Fwd: include: 7 reasons not to mess with children --a take on children say the darnedest things You can't fix stupid --10 recitations of stupid human tricks and Generation Y --a breakdown of the various generations; silent, baby boomers, X and Y --and why Y? a cartoonist's rendition of a young male with his pants sagging revealing the Y at the top of his ass.
Hardee har har har....
Probably I should (could) at least acknowledge the mail. As she told my mom, "I make a special effort to reach out."
I'm a little miffed that she told my mom. She's 53 years old!!
My first thought was to file mom's report away as...heh. Oh sure, rant and rave (to Danielle) but otherwise let forwarding emailers rest.
But, I didn't. I emailed my cousin and I told her why I don't respond to her forwards. I let her know that while it is nice? to be included in the list, it'd be nicer still to hear how she, her husband, daughters, and grandson are doing. It might be nice if she asked after me and mine, once in awhile. That I might be more apt to respond to fw: fwd: if there weren't all soooo banal.
I thought once, twice, before hitting send. Was I stepping into a beehive? Would I be stung?