If you do this in an email, I HATE YOU

I’m getting ready to hit the big blue skyway for my trip to TAM London but before I do I thought I’d share some web-comic love. Here is a great series called The Oatmeal and a fun comic about all the annoying things people subject us to in emails.

Please click the image to read the rest of the frames, they are very relatable and hilarious!

Thanks to the awesome @tankgrrl on twitter for bringing this to my attention and be sure to open cc this post chain-mail style to ALL your friends and family! They will love you for it. ;)
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See you in London!

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Amy Davis Roth (aka Surly Amy) is a multimedia artist who resides in Los Angeles, California. She makes Surly-Ramics and writes about vegan food. Follow her on twitter: @SurlyAmy or on Google+.

16 Comments

  1. Avatar of vbalbert

    So how do I log in to make a comment?

  2. Avatar of Amy

    @vbalbert: Ha!

  3. Avatar of NoAstronomer

    It’s always a good day when you learn something new. Today I learned that I could take on 25 Justin Biebers in a fight.

  4. Avatar of scribe999

    Although, some people shouldn’t be allowed to search. The kinds of things I’ve seen typed into a search bar (ex. ‘spell chaker in word’, ‘my neighbor’s keyboard is too loud’, ‘how do I get a bigger spoon’) make me want to douse myself with buckets of water and jump into a bank of servers.

  5. Avatar of tudza

    Nice that search in Gmail worked for somebody. For some reason the things I want to find in my email don’t turn up in Gmail search. I have to fire up Thunderbird and us its search function, and then I find what I’m looking for.

    I always try the Gmail search in case Google has fixed whatever the issue is, but no luck yet. Shoot, they haven’t even fixed the obvious issues with their “forgot my attachment” feature.

  6. Avatar of Rebisaz

    Oh, man, those were hilarious. I particularly liked “Lord Jimmers, Duke of Internet”.

  7. Avatar of James Fox

    Now I’m wondering if there are surly computers out there that get irritated with me when I ask for that password I forgot… again.

  8. Avatar of Mark Hall

    If there’s any justice in the world, software designers would be forced to used the software they create. Some of this shit is missing so many basic features to be user friendly that I expect it to shank me when I try to give it basic instructions.

  9. Avatar of BeardofPants

    Glad you’ve accepted Lord Oatmeal as your saviour!

  10. Avatar of JeffGrigg

    I usually “reply all” to hoax and scam emails, with nothing but a link to the appropriate http://www.snopes.com/ page for the hoax that was sent, and a very brief summary of why it’s wrong.

    Most of my relatives have learned to ask me first before spamming such stuff, to see if it’s true or not. (Some have even learned to do a search first, to find out for themselves!)

  11. Avatar of slxpluvs

    Be nice. Not all of us had moms that could lay of the hooch for the 7 months until we were born.

  12. Avatar of davew

    @Mark Hall: If there’s any justice in the world, software designers would be forced to used the software they create. Some of this shit is missing so many basic features to be user friendly that I expect it to shank me when I try to give it basic instructions.

    I can top this. I write software that only my wife and I use. Talk about customer feedback. Poor GUI? Peanut butter for dinner. A bug that loses data? Knee to the crotch!

  13. Avatar of Zapski

    @JeffGrigg: I do the same. It’s amazing how well it stopped the mailings. I don’t think they stopped sending them to me, just that I was removed from the list. One person who used to be egregiously bad about that actually didn’t invite me to her wedding. I suspect it was all the “this is a hoax” replies I sent.

  14. Avatar of tmac57

    @JeffGrigg-Yeah, I use the ‘reply all’ tactic too when I’m really ticked with the content.The ones that amaze me are the obviously bogus stories that end with”THIS IS TOTALLY TRUE!!! IT HAS BEEN VERIFIED ON SNOPES!!!” (Which, of course,it hasn’t).

  15. Avatar of Bjornar

    I only had to use the snopes thing a few times. Now nobody forwards me crap.

  16. Avatar of Peregrine

    My sister started sending them to me first, and asking “Hey, could you check this out on Snoops for me?”

    No, that’s not a typo. She actually called it Snoops.

    So I replied back with the link, and said “Hey, did you know they have a search box at the top of the page? So now you can check things out on Snopes too!”

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