Reply All Prohibited
Ah, the dreaded Reply All. There are four main types of violators of the Reply All function. We’ve put together this handy guide so that you can identify them when you encounter them in the wild.
* The unknowing. These people don’t know how e-mail works. It could be a series of tubes to them. Or a truck. Or filled with kittens. Reply All and Reply are basically the same thing, right?
* The egotists. These people are gracing you with the presence of their brilliant thoughts in your e-mail. Subcategories include the “me, too”ers and the people who believe they have to sign off on everything. You should be moved. You should be grateful. You should … set up a filter just for them.
* The regretters. These people know they did something wrong the moment they hit the send button. They go back to check their sent mail and confirm their mistake. We each occasionally fall into this category, unfortunately. Our advice? Try to make yourself look small until it blows over.
* The sanctimonious. These people use Reply All to tell people to stop using Reply All. Tempting. Don’t.
See, with this shirt you get to broadcast to people not to use the Reply All function without taking up bandwidth or inbox space. This way, too, nobody feels singled out. Unless, of course, you keep it handy to change into every time it happens. And, really, we can’t discourage that. That’s just too amusing.
The words “Reply All” beneath a typical Reply All icon with a red circle and a slash through the whole thing on a black 100% cotton t-shirt.