I got this urgent email today. The subject heading was "Very Important Message.':
Lee, I know you don't know me as well as I don't know you either and you can e-mail me here at this address : XYZ . I just want to ask you how soon can you e-mail me because I have something I really need to ask you and it's very important. It's your show of Diagnosis Murder : The Sins of the Father. What I'm asking you for is the whole summary plot of the second part of the show. Lee, I'm sorry I put this message in here first before I introduced myself, I'm sorry Lee I apologise. Hello, My name is Christopher XYZ and I'd really like to hear from you as soon as possible. I would like to hear back from you about this matter. Lee, Have a yourself a great and wonderful evening. And may God bless you and your whole family with his love and grants you with all of his peace ! Have all of yourselves a Blessed and joyful Christmas ! I look forward to hearing from really soon.
I'd left Diagnosis Murder before the "Sins of the Father" episode came along. But I immediately grasped the urgency of the situation and knew that I should probably drop everything I was doing, screen the episode, and write a detailed, minute-by-minute summary for Christopher as soon as humanly possible. Lives could be at stake.
Instead, being lazy and irresponsible, I googled the episode, found a summary, and sent the guy the link, all in about two minutes. I spent another minute on this grave matter and found the entire episode on YouTube and sent him the link to that as well.
But this left me with a Very Important Message of my own for Christopher…
Have you ever heard of Google?
5 thoughts on “The Mail I Get”
When you decide to send someone a link, especially one that they could have easily Google’d themselves, give http://lmgtfy.com/ a try!
This is what you could have given Christopher XYZ instead of direct links: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=diagnosis+murder+sins+of+the+father+episode+summary
Well, I think we can learn from this that you should not have left Diagnosis Murder…
Perfect, perfect, perfect! Now you are getting it, Lee! You just made the world a heck of a better place in just a couple of minutes! That’s pretty good! And in the process, lots of good will and feeling is building up for you in the cosmos! A drop of kindness is worth ten tons or more of witty putdowns and going along with the lost is the best way to help them find their way again! Good stuff!
Who played the scuba diver in episode 5 of the first season of seaQuest DSV? The one in the black suit?
As Jackie Gleason’s Poor Soul said, “You’re a nice man.”