Sunday, December 11, 2011

'Tis the season

Ho ho ho and all that jazz.  I love this time of year.  I love the snow, the decorations, the blazing fires, the Christmas tress, the cards, the cookies. 

Then I go to work and check my inbox.  

What I don't particularly care for this festive time of year are the spammy holiday greetings. Spammy.  Awful.  On Friday, I received not one but TWO ghastly mediocre "holiday" cards.  One card was sent to me with the correct spelling of my name; the other card was sent to the exact same address (with my same title) only my name was spelled wrong.  Um, hello.  Check your database for duplicates.  I won't comment on the ugly cards. 

I receive (right now) daily email holiday greetings.  Many are sent to "undisclosed recipients" - you know, those words which appear when all of us are in the bcc field.  If you are a company, for pete's sake, pay for Constant Contact or something similar. Even Gmail has a mail merge feature.  Use it.

And lastly, please DO NOT include the ever popular connect with us on social media in your communication.   I just got a spammy email from you, wishing me a wonderful holiday season, complete with peace on earth and good will to men followed by your request to LIKE you on facebook?  Follow you on Twitter?  Really?  Are you kidding me? 

No.  No thank you.  Enjoy your holidays. And thank you for leaving me to mine.  

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