This whole piece is a gem. It shows, in a funny way, the weird relationship we have with our emails and responding to emails.
Two of our favorites:
“Sorry for the delay! I put off answering your e-mail until I had an even more tedious task that I wanted to avoid. Thanks!”
“O.K., so it’s taken me two weeks to get back to you, and I have no excuse beyond the fact that I just didn’t care about your thing. I still don’t care, but I’m trying to foster a false sense of productivity by cleaning out my inbox. Please don’t respond to this response and undo my hard work! Looping in Laura, in case you feel that you have to write to someone.”