I received a very disturbing e-mail today about Low Confidence Spam.
At first I thought it was referring to this kind of SPAM:
And I could understand the low-confidence thing if that were the case. I mean, not a whole lot of people like Spam. It’s pretty much universally reviled. Mocked, even. (Unless they’re from Hawaii, where apparently SPAM is a national treasure. No joke.)
But as it turns out, it wasn’t that kind of Spam. It was this kind:
Apparently our e-mail system at work is also a highly skilled diagnostician when it comes to evaluating the emotional health of e-mail. But I think it judges rather harshly – I’ve yet to see a “High Confidence Spam” tagline attached to an e-mail. Which makes me wonder: What kind of tagline gets attached to the e-mails I send?
Staff Update – “Highly Neurotic Meeting Request”
Revised Proposal (DUE BY NOON!) – “Warning, She Hasn’t Had Her Coffee Yet”
Check out this new form I created! – “Overly Inflated Ego Alert”