Three times a week I go to a nearby gym called Goodlife to pump iron and such. When I go away for more than a couple of weeks I tell them and show them my itinerary: they charge me a reduced membership fee while I’m away. It works well, and having that facility was an important criterion when I was choosing a gym.
I returned from such a trip a few days ago and resumed my usual work-out schedule. This morning I received this by email:
What?! They think I’ve been skiving! They think I’m weak-willed and under-motivated! They think I need a computer to nanny me and give me a nudge! But they know I’ve been away!!
I hit the reply button to give them a dose of stroppiness. Then I noticed the address from which the offending email came: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foiled again. That ‘noreply’ is a pretty good hint that this is a one-way conversation.