Maybe He Should Have Added Seth Godin To The List
OK, this one was just too good to pass up. We've all been hit by the CC Monster on email, as well as his little henchman, Reply All. I found an amusing blog post by Shark Bait (where do they come up with these names?) who came up with a fun solution. I'm not sure if it served its intended purpose, but at least it made me laugh.
I've got a user in a remote office who cc's everyone in his office, as well as the president of the company, whenever he has any problem. So when I get his email this morning that the internet seemed a little slow, and I saw that once again, the company pres was on the list, I thought it was time to take action.
When I answered that I would check into it, I hit reply-all, but added email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com. I knew full well that he'd reply-all again (which he did) without looking at the new list, and can only picture his face when he gets the bounces from czar, comandante, and god!
Maybe he'll get the idea!
To all of you email vigilantes out there, enjoy the moment. It's great to see somebody tackle office politics of this sort with a sense of humor.