Those absolutely horrendous “Office Chain Mails”

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I simply hate chain mails that get passed in the office time to time. I don’t get the logic behind single line replies, or retorts in some cases, which go on till eternity. One fine day you are in the CC list of an innocent mail and the next day you find yourself in the “To” list. The how, why and when of that action is impossible to trace thanks to the unbelievable length of the mail chain and insensible answers that you will have to sift through to solve the mystery!!!

Just try applying the following test. Recall the face of a person you love a lot, now try to imagine how your life would be, if your only medium of communication with them was through continuous mail chains even though you see each other in person. Would you be able to get your point across? Ever? Your answer invariably will be NO.

To illustrate the case in point, I will take the example of a simple conversation with, say, Minniedi. Imagine I am at their place and this conversation I would have with her when say, she calls for dinner every night.

(For Ref: B refers to me, M to Minniedi, A is Aryan while N being Neil!)

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From: M
To: B
CC: A, N

Dear B,

Dinner’s ready. Please find attached the Menu. Kindly provide your approval for the same and grace the occasion with your presence.

Love
didi

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From: B
To: M
CC: A, N

Dear Didi,

The Menu is not okay with me. Roti with that vegetable on a Tuesday!!! That defies Rule 3 of the mutually agreed upon Rulebook. Besides, lauki was on the list of “Prohibited items”. Also, have A and N provided approval? I hope you understand that A being the youngest is the highest authority and hence the next step cannot be taken unless he has provided approval.

In case there are any other queries, we can have a convo call.

Regards
B

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From: M
To: B
CC: A , N

Dear B,

My wordings were misunderstood by you. I am the highest authority in the kitchen, and I have the right to over-rule the rule book. Besides, what is the list of Prohibited items? Please share the same. Apparently, I was never informed about it.

Are you coming or not?

Love
Didi

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From: B
To: M, A, N
CC:

Dear Didi,

Please find attached the required list.

N said yes to this while A’s reply awaited.

@N: Seriously?? What is wrong with you? Lauki??

Sigh. I’ll come. Whatever!!!

B

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From: N
To:  M, B and A
CC:

Dear M & B,

Can you just decide amongst yourselves? Dragged me from “Cc” to “To”. Just like that. Hmmpphh.

@B: Lauki?? You never mentioned that in the mail you sent me. I over-rule that. And what about Chicken fries on Tuesdays as mentioned in Rule 7 para b of the rulebook amendment done last month!!!

N

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From: M
To: B, N, A
CC:

Dear N,
You approved yesterday’s menu thinking it was today’s. But of course!!! We had noodles yesterday, remember? Please find attached today’s menu. Approve it.

M

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From: A
To: B, M, N
CC:

Dear M,
Not approved.
A

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From: M
To: B, N, A
CC:

Dear N, B and A,
Dinner has been served with Lauki and chapati. I have started eating. If you are interested, join in. Otherwise, please find attached the doctor’s bills from the last time you all ate out.

Whatever!!!

Sigh.
M

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From: B
To: M
CC: N, A

Dear Didi,
Coming.

Lots of love!
B

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From: N
To: M
CC: B, A

Dear Mom,
Just a sec and I’ll be there.

Hugs,
N

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From: A
To: B, M
CC: N

Dear M, B and N,

Sure I’ll be there in a sec.

A

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You get the point. I rest my case.  That, my dear friends, is the worst case scenario and precisely the reason why I hate mail chains.

On that note, I need to go and answer a few dozen mails that have cropped up in my mail box since I started typing out this post. I’ll go play Chain-chain for a while!

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13 thoughts on “Those absolutely horrendous “Office Chain Mails”

  1. hahahahaha
    This is amazingly hillarious but facts to….. When people place you from “cc’ se “to” just goes un-noticed. And at the End its so hectic to go through the entire history to find the base.

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  2. ROFL… superb BT…. And lauki, i’m on your side… But can’t help it… Mom is the ultimate ruler no matter how many supporters we find. 😛

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  3. hahaha haha ha kaha se kahan pahunch gaye aur kaun kaun aa gaya

    seriously i dont know myself what to ans when chain mails come

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  4. That was soooo hillarious! My God!! I just can’t stop laughing.

    Play chain chain…..fantastic superb ending hahahaha!

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  5. Its so so funny yaar….but very very true. those chain mails can send you on a whirl wind trip ending in your being zapped. haha.

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  6. OMG! HAHAHAHAHHA!!!!

    This could be an actual scene playing out in my house….Neil is not that bad, but Aryan?? He only wants butter chicken and naan, and worse, today he wanted butter chicken and ‘Luchi’. Add my FIL and hubby to the mix, and it’s a nightmare.

    I might have to resort to these chain mails after all :))

    Amazingly written. Tumhare dimag me yeh aata bhi kaise hai!! heheheheheee!!!!!

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    • When I was breaking my head on few chain mails, this is EXACTLY the image that came to my mind. =))

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