Havinga fairly common first and last name for a Chinese-American guy meansthat I get my share of misdirected emails at times. Ordinarily,I'll reply back with a note to tell them such, and that's the end of it.
Recentlythough, courtesy of my email address someone making it to someone'smailing list and spreading from there, I've been involuntarily suckedinto the lives of a certain couple Hoby and Tonna in Philly as theyprepare to get married soon.
I'veemailed three times over the last 3 months to let them know that they havethe wrong email address. And yet the emails keep coming, because whileone person might update their local mailing list, another one invariblycuts and pastes from an older one.About invitations, bridal showers, rings. Spam, you could say, but it'smore entertaining than discount Viagra ads, that's for sure. Indeed,it's fascinating in a way -- like watching a reality show:Asian-American Xtian Wedding Preparation Idol XXVIII: Philadephia!
Courtesyof their emails landing in my inbox, and some basic tools likeFriendster and Google after curiosity finally got the better of me,I've got a wealth of info on them and their upcoming day. Now I'm notevil, so I won't post most of it here. But it's pretty darnentertaining. =) Interestingly, both went to Penn -- any of you Penn alumni know them?
Let this be a reminder to all... try todouble-check your email addresses, and if someone tells you that you'vemisaddressed your mail, it might be a good idea to take it to heart.
Anyhow,Tonna and Hoby -- I just wanted to say: thanks for adding some spice to my inbox these pastfew months, congratulations on the big day coming up soon, and may Hebless your life ahead. Shanghai sends blessings! =)