by Cathy Resmer
Our email newsletter, Notes on the Weekend (NOW) goes out every Thursday. As soon as it goes, I get all the automated replies telling me who's on vacation, who's out of the office this week, etc.
This week, I got a bunch of identical messages from UVM accounts. I suspect that the university just canceled email accounts for a bunch of their alumni. Whatever the reason, all of the automated replies contained the same clever little poem:
My account was here, but now is not.
Your message, lost, the words forgot.
To contact me now,
I hope you know how,
Otherwise, contact me you will not.
Translation: This account has been closed and all mail is being rejected.
I was bummed to see that we lost a couple dozen newsletter subscribers, but this made me smile.