Yep. It's official. Everyone's gone nuts today. Here's another example. Redditch Amateur Operatic Society sent a round-robin email to everyone on their address book, advertising their new show. This was not a stupid thing to do. Indeed, I've done pretty much the same thing, expanding my address book to include them in the past. However, their foolish bit was to CC everyone, thus telling everyone each other's email addresses. I, at least, had the sense to BCC people. Never mind. The real icing on the cake was when one of the recipients decided to do a reply-to-all to say:
"Please remove my email address from you records."
Not only did this person decide to moan at everyone - the majority of whom had nothing to do with the spam - but they sent their typo to everyone. It's an exercise in how to look incredibly stupid in one single keypress!
With all the curmudgeonly writings of today, you'd think I woke up the wrong side of the bed or something. As it happens, I didn't. Although I was having yet another odd and vivid dream, the exact details of which escape me, though I remember there being a lot of vomiting, I got out of bed with good resolve. I was going to healthily walk into work and even commit a brief act of good will and generosity on the way. This I did. I even managed to resist the temptation to buy more than a healthy litre of fresh orange juice as my "breakfast". I'm in quite an optimistic mood. I'm just incapable of ignoring the vast stupidity that appears to be going on around me.