Are emails the ultimate time waster?

by Nicola Middlemiss26 Jan 2015
We've all received pointless emails. Here are some of the worst of the bunch!
  • Please sponsor me
  • Happy birthday
  • Introducing new starters
  • The printer has broken down
  • There is going to be a fire alarm
  • Secret Santa
  • Congratulatory emails about 'a job well done'
  • Can everyone chip in for a whip around please
  • Someone's car has left their lights on
  • Debates over the temperature of the air-con
  • Sweepstake for the lottery
  • Sweepstake for the Grand National
  • The toilet is blocked
  • Food has gone missing from the fridge
  • The fridge needs cleaning
  • Whose photocopying is left on the photocopier
  • Ran out of milk
  • Has anyone seen my building pass?
  • Someone is blocking me in in the car park
  • Someone has stolen my stapler / calculator / etc.
  • Whose turn is it to make tea?
  • There aren't any tea bags / coffee left
  • Someone has stolen my mug
  • Someone has used their favourite mug
  • The bins need emptying
  • Dishwasher needs empting
  • There isn't any toilet roll left
  • Anyone got the keys to the pool car?

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  • by Russ 1/27/2015 2:57:56 PM

    I think you estimate is low because I doesn't mention the idiot factor we all encounter . That is the person who is incapable of reading pasted the 1st point or question .
    I literally have to email them back to let them know that their one word answer to the 1st question was too ambiguous and how about responding to the subsequent question or points?
    An old fashioned phone call could have eliminated a typical waste of time and (my) patience, and produced a CONCLUSION.
    What a concept !!!

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