Friday, September 05, 2008

Mass Email Mischief

The law school mass email abuse has begun again.

If you're new to this blog (or to law school), here's how it works. UA allows any law student to send mass emails to the entire law school -- faculty, students, the dean -- everyone. As you can imagine, this often leads to mischief. Right now, students are primarily using mass emails to buy and sell football tickets. In the past 2 days alone, there have been at least 30 emails sent about tickets. Today, one student found a creative way to state his annoyance with the football emails clogging our inboxes. Here's the email he sent to everyone:


I am trying to sell the turkey sandwich that wife made for me last night. I initially thought that I was going to eat the sandwich, but then I noticed that I am in the mood for bbq, so I would like to get rid of it. I plan on selling it for face value, not including the value added by my wife’s magic hands. Therefore, with Wheat Bread, Turkey, Lettuce, Tomato, Spicy Mustard, and the real problem, Mayo, I am offering this delicious treat for $2.75 O.B.O. I swear I don’t know what is going to take for my wife to realize I hate mayo and the ballet. Nonetheless, I thought this would be an appropriate forum to sell my sandwich. The spoils go to the first taker.

Your friend,


Then the replies started coming in. Reply 1:
I may be interested, however I see the sandwich was offered on Tuesday, has it been kept appropriately refrigerated since that time? I am particularly concerned about the Mayo, as such condiment has been known to go bad in the past. Thanks!
Reply 2:
I want that turkey!
Reply 3:
Looking to trade a weeks worth of cold sandwiches for a cheeseburger.
And finally, reply 4:
These are so clever. I was so worried I wasn't going to get witty banter in my law school inbox. Thank God. Parker told me he says he wants to exchange knuckle sandwiches with everyone on here.
Personally, I love the mass email function. I think the amusing nature of the mischief far outweighs the annoyance of getting 30 emails about football tickets.


Anonymous said...

Most of the mass emails were actually on the "law student general forum," which is the appropriate place for them. In fact, that forum/list/whatever-it's-called was created to avoid students' sending to the "UALaw All" adress, which was what used to happen. So it's not quite as bad as you make it seem. (Besides, I am with you: the occasional funny messages make the day at least a little more entertaining!)

Anonymous said...

I love email mischief. What I dislike is being inadvertently brought into an email conversation that has absolutely nothing to do with me or my group and getting 30 emails about a subject matter that does not concern me.