Email has been a life saver for me in many ways. Where I used to love to talk on the phone, these days? I just don’t have time the and a lot of times no inclination to converse with others. There are also emails I don’t read. Sorry folks, but if you are sending me forward after forward, chances are? It’s passed thru my inbox before.
The one email I always look out for a read are the ones from my cousin Amanda. I know that when I see mandyj crossing my inbox that it’s not going to be your typical email. Some days, it’s just a pep talk, other days it’s hilarious subject lines such as “goodyear blimp or Macy’s parade balloon?” when sending me a photo of her expanding pregnancy belly. Let’s just say I’ve been known to have people step far away from me if I’m in line somewhere due to my doubling over in laughter while reading my email.
She doesn’t realize it, but these emails are what get me through my day sometimes. Amanda and I are more like sisters and it kills me knowing how far she lives away from me. Virginia Beach was one thing, but now that she’s in Texas? The distance is intimidating. What I miss is being able to hop in my car and drive 6 hours to see her. Now? It would take that long to get through airport security to go see her. So yeah, that sucks massively.
Email has become our communication and without it? It would be nothing but a game of phone tag and full voice mails. For that, I’m thankful to Ray Tomlinson and his great invention back in 1971. It changed the way I communicate, do business and stay in touch with my family. My sense of humor would be destroyed without it, as I would never hear from people that I love and miss terribly.
That’s why this video is perfect for us. It reminds me of Amanda and I living close enough that we could send our stuff via clothesline…without ever having to leave the air conditioned comfort of our home. Instead of drying our girdles, we would be sharing life.
In my opinion, email has become my generation’s sliced bread. Always great and stale if you don’t use it.