It's true. Things have improved since October. 2E's now begins her emails with
sorry for the barrage of emails but
and there is an apology in there -- hidden there at the very beginning -- but it's the but that sets us back. It's the but that makes a groom cringe. Buts scare us.
My poor Inbox has never looked so overwhelmed. I've got notes, reminders, queries, quote requests, appointments, proposals, budgets, breakdowns, inspiration, links, photos, videos, tid bits and this-and-thats -- and that's just this week. I have emails with the subject line "cute?" What am I supposed to derive from that?
Occasionally I'll archive an unread email out of pity, you know, put it out of its misery. I'll read one mid-teeth brushing or on my way out the door -- but that's when the gmail chat begins.
2E's: did you get my catering email
the new one
2E's: what do u think
i didn't read it yet
well see if u like it
it's in our budget!!
ME: looks good
2E's: do you like the apps? i'm not thrilled about the crabcakes
i didn't read that part
2E's: what part did you read?
ME: the total
2E's: the total what?
isn't that what you wanted me to read??
2E's: no, i want ur opinion on the whole thing
ME: yeah, i like most of it
it's pretty good
well compare it to the other three i just sent you
It's just not in our blood. It's like stockings or scrapbooking ... we just don't get it. Apparently men have X hours in a day for email correspondence. Women have X + 2. Mathematically speaking, it's unfair. It's just unfair.