Wow...weeks since a Two Minutes Hate? What can I say? I haven't been in the hateful mood lately. I know that doesn't sound like me. I've been really busy with both work and personal life and haven't really had much time to post anything. I hate that, makes me feel even lazier than I normally feel. Plus I kind of like writing. Don't worry, still have plenty to talk about, just no time...so taking a couple minutes to vent, just to get back in the rhythm.
Did You Get My Email?
I have this happen to me all the time. I am working and someone in the office sends me an email. Since I am in the middle of something, I don't answer right away. Two minutes pass (maybe Hate minutes, maybe not) and the person comes by my desk and says "Hey, did you get my email?"
Email systems are pretty darn reliable most days. Yes, I got your email. I didn't answer because A) I am in the middle of another project and I don't want to be interrupted - but you just did anyways, B) what you are asking is something you should know, especially if you thought about it for the two minutes before coming to see me, C) I know if I answer it is just going to encourage you to ask me more questions, D) just because you sent me an email doesn't I drop everything to answer you right away.
I can't even remember the last time that I didn't receive an email, especially an interoffice email. It is just stupid to ask...especially minutes later. If I don't answer in 24 hours, maybe say something to remind me otherwise just hold on. I will get to you. Plus if you didn't mind walking to my office, why didn't you just do that and ask your question?
Of course, I got your email...I just don't care.