As I've mentioned before, my Gmail address gets all sorts of randomly misaddressed mail. FirstnameLastInitial is a pretty common address pattern, and lots of people send me mail that is meant for other people. Quite a few extra-dumb people give out my address, mistakenly believing that it is their own.
A couple of days ago I got this:
Ladies and gentlemen,The message was addressed to about ten different people. I quickly responded, with a cc: to everyone, informing them that they had the wrong address. Nonetheless, I soon found myself cc:ed on email of the sort that only a homeowners association can have, wherein they discuss the minutiae of their CC&Rs and their Architectural Rules and Guidelines. Of course, they cite chapter and verse of both, and examine the conflicts between the two documents.
It was clear that they were struggling and needed help. Luckily, the person they were spamming has artistic and technical skills, as well as the ability to use Photoshop. I spent some time creating mockups, and sent them the following message.
Ladies and gentlemen,I do hope that I've been of assistance to them! Here are my proposals.
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