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Subject:A random wrong-address exchange
Time:01:41 pm
I have a gmail account that I use for a few utilitarian things, but it isn't my primary email address and I never give it out to anyone. Still, people frequently get confused and either give out my address thinking it's theirs, or they send mail to me thinking I'm someone else. Here's a recent exchange. The original message was sent to 68 people.


Subject: 2009 is coming to a close, Happy new Year

2009 is coming to a close! if JESUS comes back where will you be? it's not too late to be forgivin! He DIED FOR ALL OF OUR SINS so lets LIVE for him. Pass this on to all those that you Love and care for

Subject: Re: 2009 is coming to a close, Happy new Year

Please remove [my address]@gmail.com from your address book. I'm not the
person you wanted to reach, nor am I interested in religious messages.

Thank you!

Subject: Will do

I only want Godly friends, not ones that are angry all the time, I did not realize I had entered the address wrong. I will remove this incorrect address. Thank You and may God Bless you in a way that you will know it was HIM.



I'm trying to decide whether to send back a reciprocal wish for being touched by his noodly appendage, or just letting it drop. "Angry all the time" kinda tilts it in favor of the return cheerful wish, I think.
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ronsrants
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Time:2010-01-05 09:46 pm (UTC)
Nah...let the happy people stay happy.

-R
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cork_dork
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Time:2010-01-05 10:04 pm (UTC)
Meh. Say nothing. It'll only infuriate her further if you invoke the FSM, and that will make her opinion of atheists (and, for that matter, Pastafarians) worse. To subvert a notion, turn the other cheek.
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Mark Rafn [dagon.net]
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Time:2010-01-05 10:41 pm (UTC)
I'd put it in the "wastes your time and annoys the pig" basket.

Unless you come up with a good one. Even so, it's not going to be helpful to send to that person - post it here instead.

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andrewhime
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Time:2010-01-05 11:01 pm (UTC)
What about Basement Cat?
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greeklady
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Time:2010-01-05 11:09 pm (UTC)
Oh my this hurts my brain. Sadly anything you say will have no effect and will have been a waste of energy into the void.

My vindictive bitch side wants to know what everyones best reply is to this if they could send it.
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jcdill
Subject:Do unto others...
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Time:2010-01-06 04:54 am (UTC)
I'd be tempted to make a new gmail account, unrelated to the one that received the mistake email. Then, every now and then send a funny, happy email bcc'd "to all my friends". Said email would be all about happy non-religious people versus angry religious people, such as the story about the bible thumpers and showtune singer on the subway in New York.
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drj0402
Subject:Meh
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Time:2010-01-05 11:14 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't reply back.

The whole point was to stop getting email from this person.

Sending back a reciprocal wish gives the message you want to continue the conversation.

They aren't giving out awards for having the last word are they?
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songmonk
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Time:2010-01-05 11:20 pm (UTC)
Hm. I'm a bit surprised by the responses so far in the comments. People seem to have varied reasons for their recommended action. That part doesn't surprise me. But I'm not sure whether or not they believe that you have the same motivation. If they do, that might surprise me a bit.

From my perspective, I'm looking to be amused. For that reason, I recommend that you respond and repost.
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murrayl
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Time:2010-01-06 02:00 am (UTC)
Hey, waterhead started it. You must fuck with him/her.

Thank it and mention that you will reciprocate by invoking Satan in its name. And not just any old black mass, no, the full meal deal with cat sacrifice and everything.
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stevecohen
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Time:2010-01-07 04:49 pm (UTC)
You're trying to use logic on a religious zealot? I believe this may be ever so slightly misguided.

I'm taking the waste your time and annoy the pig path.
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