I'M NOT THE BOSS OF ME (or my inbox)

Share You ever sign up for an email newsletter or feed only to realize you never read the stream of emails it generates? (not mine though... right? Right?)

The emails show up in your inbox every day or every couple of days or every week, and you don't read them, and these are joined by emails from other services or newsletters or retailers or what not...

And soon your inbox influx is 80% stuff you thought you might want to regularly read but it turns out you don't have the time or the interest, and the more stuff comes in the less you have the time to read.

Now when you check your inbox each day, you just scan down through the emails hoping to pick out the ones from family or friends from the avalanche of self-inflicted deviled ham (not quite spam, but it ain't filet mignon either). And you don't delete all the emails that you shouldn't have signed up for because THERE ARE TOO MANY OF THEM and you DON'T HAVE THE TIME TO SPEND DELETING THEM.

And soon you are missing important billing notices and pictures of kittens and jokes about [insert your political humor preference here] and your mom is saying, "Didn't you get my email?" and you're snapping at her (your mother), "No, I can't keep up!!!" as if it's her fault that you have over-committed your inbox and don't seem to have the firmness or self-awareness or common sense to unsubscribe.

Well, it's time to look in the mirror, and admit that you have aproblem. But unlike most of the problems that people are admitting to when they look in the mirror, this one has an easy solution: UNSUBSCRIBE.

But not to mine. Right? Right?

(The irony of the "Subscribe" box below is noted.)

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