I would have gotten straight to the point only if if IF-
1. I knew how to manage my flair of being unfocused AND
2. I didn’t fell off my chair laughing on a major “email faux pas” – an outrageous email signature. (hahahahahha)
I hate to impose, but some people really need to get their email-signature thingy right. I mean, c’mon! You cannot have your official email signature that is out rightly brainless and dodo. Jesus!
Okay, so I thought of this – another educating and informative and enlightening post – when on a day like today, that is a work-loaded everyone-is-out-to-get-me Tuesday, I got a strictly official mail giving me dead and banal “internet brand activity” idea for one of my high fashion brands. (huh!) Skimming through the mail, and swearing at the general lack of creativity in the industry, I saw the bold navy blue signature (which was quite a contrast to the “plain text format and Times New Roman font” email) at the bottom of the mail. OhMYGod! It said “Never knock on Death’s door. Ring the doorbell and run away (he hates that)”. HAHAHA. Very funny, this one. Don’t get me wrong, I laughed on the person, not because the line was funny. This?? On an official email?? You must be kidding me! I mean hello! What kind of a dud would write that as a sig.? Lol. This is so funny, my stomach is aching because of the uncontrollable giggling and the people in the office are staring too. I think I should take a print out and pin this email up on my desk. Hehehehe. Call me a fool, but it amazes me how prosaic people become in order to appear clever and entertaining. So much for the effort! It is okay to do so in a personal email, but an official mail with a signature like this is a big no-no. Have something sensible there, if you must. Uff. While they say it’s good to be funny, give me a break already. What good can it do to be silly, especially when it is work related ?
I’m still smiling at the silly signature, while I share with you a few more amusing email Faux Pas I’ve come across and I remember. My comments in italics.
“To do is to be” – Socrates
“To be is to do” – Descartes
“Do be do be do” – Sinatra
Oh Wow. It rhymes too!
- “Curse the software!”
Hahaha. And hit the hardware.
“Close your eyes and this sentence will disappear.
– Ron Quill”
Amazing. Ron Quill rocks!
“’Did you sleep well?’ ‘No, I made a couple of mistakes.’ – Steve Wright”
Hahahaha. Steve Wright is as funny as Ron Quills! Lol
“No-one suspects the butterfly!”
“And God said “Let there be light.” But then the program crashed because he was trying to access the ‘light’ property of a NULL universe pointer.”
“Anything too stupid to be said… is sung.”
And anything even more stupid makes it to your email signature, is it?
“Do Lipton employees take coffee breaks?”
“If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?”
And coming up last is:-
“Become who you are.”
No. I’ll become Paris Hilton.
Funny for office emails? You bet!
Let me know if you have a funny email signature too and I’ll design a “My email Signature is the Funniest!” badge for you to flaunt on the awards section on your blog. Deal. 🙂