The mind reels at the number of political solicitations we receive these days. They make one feel important and needed yet the sheer number leaves you numb. Emails come from people you don’t know and from states faraway, yet they often refer to you familiarly by your first name. Each desperately tries to attract attention. Many emails in the subject line issue commands, are unclear as to their purpose or boringly obvious.
Here are few in the last 24 hours:
Mike Szustak Did you see Shawn’s note?
Jennifer Holdsswoth Match alert
DSCC Announcing …
Democratic Majority we’re freaking them out
Cory Booker need an update now
Barack Obama I need you, Willam
Senate Majority PAC This is TERRIFYING
Harry Reid we have you:
Democrats United 2016 William, don’t delete this
AMERIPAK Did we miss you?
Barnie Frank Very important test
NJDem.org Membership info inside
Majority Maker Alert: Martin O’Malley needs you to read this
Dem. Rapid Response Team WAIT…what?
Chris James Founding members
Just deleting them doesn’t help as the flood continues the next day. It’s time-consuming and troublesome to request your name be removed from their list, and often your request is ignored anyway. The worst of it is that with so much junk on the screen it’s easy to miss an important email you really should read.
Oh well … Just call me Mr. Grouchy.