I started a wee jobby today and now I’m not so sure it was a wise move.
I started clearing out my email accounts.
Now the Rambles account had around 12,000 mails in the inbox and I was tempted to just delete the lot of them but there are mails in there from such luminaries as Suzanne – aka Anna Raccoon – and Nisakiman and deleting them somehow seems like sacrilege? Maybe I’ll just keep one or two?
And then there is the mail from the publisher offering me a contract to write a book. Mails like that are as rare as hens’ teeth and again I am too sentimental for my own good. Mind you, that mail landed me with a ton of work that all basically came to nothing, and also a book that I’m not too proud of [though I see there are 22 copies of it still floating around the library system here though not locally, thank God!].
It’s only now, going through the mails that I realise how many mails I have received begging for a mention of their site which is usually something so fucking irrelevant to its normal content that I don’t know why they bother. Even more irritating are those that start reminding me of the reminder they sent reminding me to read their original fucking email. Do these twats ever read the message on my Contact page?
So far I am down to around 6,000 mails. I also keep coming across old conversations which are fun to read but very distracting.
I should be finished by March.