Elusive Inbox: 1.
So you all know that I'm mildly (okay, ha ha ha, WHO ARE WE KIDDING?) techno challenged.
I've been known to release thousands of deadly viruses into the universe by merely sending an innocent e-mail. (That is, when I manage to successfully log on to the computer in the first place.)
But this is something that not even I have encountered ever before.
So along with giving me this beautiful blog, she also included an e-mail account, called, very appropriately, Horde.
It's appropriate because I'm sentimental about my e-mail, so I never delete anything. Yes, really. (My quest at putting G-Mail's initial promise that you'll "never have to delete another e-mail for as long as we both shall live" to the test is already well underway.) Well, spam gets ruthlessly zapped of course, but other than that, I proudly live up to the Horde account name.
Anyway, so you know how one sometimes skip over some e-mails, like say, Stat reports, in order to get to the good stuff written by those unfathomable beings who not only waste their precious time by reading this blog, but then also take even more of their precious minutes to write comments about the nonsense they read here?
Well, this amazing e-mail that allows me to Horde mail until the End of Time, also sends me an e-mail whenever someone lowers themselves to leave a comment on my blog. So, sometimes, I skip over the Stat reports and Viagra mails in my eagerness to lap up the witticisms you guys leave here, before then hording those witticisms for all eternity.
Anyway, so until I get back to reading the Stat reports and the touching pleas from Viagra, my inbox will show that I have some unread messages until I, well, read them! (The logic behind this is simply astounding, isn't it?)
Thing is, I've been procrastinating the reading of the Viagra mails for a few days now. So finally, last night, in a remarkable and highly unusual display of discipline, I got down to business and waded through all the mail until I got to delete all the spam.
Now, let it be known that I GOT ALL OF IT. I'm SURE of it.
Thing is, every single time I logged on after that, I saw this:
Also, I need to mention here that Horde is very user friendly. In fact, until you read an older message, they'll continue to send you right back to that page where the unread message is clearly displayed in bold.
Well, I went through a good twenty pages. There were no bold, and therefore unread, messages.
So I decided to refresh the page.
And what do you know?
So I decided to deal with it in the same way that I deal with all of my problems: ignore it and go to sleep.
This morning I run to the computer, log on optimistic that the amount of mails in my inbox will actually be the amount of NEW mails that I got.
It said: Inbox: 3.
Nice change, right? Thing is, I only saw TWO messages in bold.
So I read the two messages. And logged out. And logged in again.
That's right. Inbox: 1.
And now, hours later, I'm sitting here with red eyes, shot nerves and with bold patches on my head where only days ago, when I still lived in innocence and the bliss of sometimes (okay, who am I kidding? Mostly) having an Inbox: 0, I also still had hair. Lots of hair.
And still, it reads... no it TAUNTS: Inbox: 1.
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