Katie sings with a professional children's choir. And tonight she has a concert at the Fox theatre in Atlanta. It's a pretty big deal. I volunteer. And help out the director of the choir. And perhaps you can imagine my dismay last week.
Dismay because emails were sent out last week to all the parents. To let them know that not only did the singers need tickets to get into the Fox. But that any guests would need tickets as well. Very few parents responded to the email. So, when I tried to hand out tickets. I was told that: emails were down; they don't check often; and shockingly. I even heard "I don't have email."
Can you imagine? In 2008. There are people without email accounts? There are people that aren't wired? There are people that actually pick up the phone to communicate rather than sending an email at 1am right before they go to bed?
So. Naturally. It send my mind a-churnin.'
And I think about all the emails that land in my inbox. Or my spam folder. Ones that I'd rather not receive.
About penile enhancements. Or penile drugs. Because I don't have a penile part.
Or special prayers. That I must send to 7 people in the next 7 minutes or have 7 years of bad luck.
Or ones about long lost relatives. Who have died. And left me millions of dollars. But I have to get it from Nigeria.
Or ones from NASA. Telling me about a cool meteor shower. Or eclipse. Or planetary alignment. Except that the event actually took place several years ago.
Warnings of viruses. Gang initiations. Or other bizarre rumors debunked by Snopes.
But even with all this "important" information. Most forwarded by ever so helpful friends and family. I am rather partial to email. It is a rather powerful medium. A great way to stay connected. Get connected. And share all the things that I find at you tube.
So...what about you? How long have you been emailing? Do you have people in your life that are not wired? Are you one of those that forwards emails? Or are you more on the receiving end?
Theme song: Smash Mouth - I'm a Believer - for all the people who forward emails. Without checking snopes first.