I can’t tell if I have a problem with follow-up or with commitment. From the looks of my Gmail account, I’m willing to wager that it’s a little bit of both.
Despite the massive inventory of my inbox, I was more fascinated by the population of my “drafts” folder. Upon closer inspection, a vast majority of these emails were intended responses to pre-existing threads, incomplete compositions to ex-boyfriends (almost all of which, unfinished, and rightly so) and quite a few addressee “draft” and the subject line left unforgivingly blank.
I confess an urge to simultaneously hit “send all” on the long-forgotten compositions, if only to confuse/astound would-be recipients. The “draft/blank” entries would sadly be omitted, unless I just type in random letters and let autocomplete populate the email addresses as they will. I could just attribute the en masse mailing to the recent Gmail glitch and thereby avoid any and all accountability.
The “inbox” situation I have no decent excuse for. It’s merely a testament to my email laziness. I was one of the rare few who was pleased that Gmail opted to segregate incoming messages into perceived “legitimate” emails versus “promotional”, “updates”, “social” and “forums”. The downside to this high-level of Gmail organization is that I now realize how very few emails I receive that are genuinely intended for my eyes only. They’re either bulk mailings, special offers or mass invites to an event. To the point where I will oftentimes email myself with a reminder, or a URL, and then I see the (1) next to my inbox I think, “Oh! I got a messa – oh, wait.” =/
Voulez-voulez-vous you’ve not got mail.