You Have Mail

Being the sad and lonely nerd that I am, I look forward eagerly to receiving emails from my many contacts around the world – well, South Derbyshire mostly. You may have noticed that I usually respond quickly if you are rash enough to email me. That’s because I sit here all day constantly checking my mailboxes to see if anyone has sent me a message. Well, they mean so much to me!

It has to be said though that some messages are more inspiring than others. And perhaps more to the point, others are less inspiring than some.

In my vain attempts to overcome the inevitable seasonal post-holiday depression that descends on so many of us at this time of the year, I fell to thinking about some of the least interesting emails that I had received during 2009. Well whatever turns you on, I say!

It didn’t take long though before I realised that I had forgotten them anyway so it would have involved quite a bit of research – and on this last day of a pretty dismal 2009 that was not an exercise that I was about to embark on.

And then, just today I had an email from my new friend Tim Copper. He’s a big noise at British Gas you know – “Director, Online”, no less. Well, it was signed by him, although I see he was using the address of one of his colleagues, Bill ( bill@britishgas.co.uk) .

Surely this could be the one? The subject line had me gripped straight away. It said:

“Thank you for your meter reading.”

How I look forward to receiving messages! Whatever did I do before email?

What will the new year bring for you? Whatever it is, I hope it excites and delights you. Have a good one.

Bryan Smith

Bryan is the editor of Ticknall Life community magazine.
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