I was under the impression that organizing would be good for me. A quick Google search show that there are at least 200 organization sites devoted to LYING TO ME.
I have had my email organized for months with automatic filters into fantastic folders that should improve everything in m life.
Sure, organizing my email has meant that I pay my bills on time instead of watching them slow drift to the bottom of my screen until I shoot up out of bed in a panic at 2 a.m. wondering when that Discover Card bill was due.
And every comment to What’s your favorite home-cooked meal? went into my RECIPES folder, which has allowed me to cook every suggestion that wasn’t ridiculous or gross.
Most importantly, I’m not deathly afraid to click on the ALEX: REPLY TODAY folder.
But overall, my new organized email system has ruined my life.
I’m subscribed to a lot of TAKE ACTION AGAINST OPPRESSION newsletters. They vary from local gay rights issues to international political prisoners. And I’m proud to be on these email lists because annoying my Congresspeople and random dictators across the global makes me smile.
In my organizing glee, I created a folder for all my political and social email lists called I CARE.
Except, when I sign into my gmail account, I CARE is telling me that I should have named it I DON’T REALLY CARE THAT MUCH EXCEPT IT’S NICE TO HAVE LESS EMAILS CLOGGING UP MY INBOX.
No matter how often I shake my fist at my computer and yell STOP RUINING MY LIBERAL TAKE ACTION CRED, GMAIL! nothing changes.
I can only see two choice…
I either unorganize my TAKE ACTION emails.
Or face the truth.
Organizing has ruining my life.