Last week, hoping to drum up attendance at the Vermont 3.0 Creative/Tech Career Jam among policy makers, I emailed dozens upon dozens of Vermont senators and state legislators.
I know my emails reached some of these public servants — I heard from several of them, and saw some of them at the event (yay!).
But some of those emails, which I procured from the state's legislative directory, went astray. I got a bunch of bounce backs, and on Sunday morning, I received this curious missive:
Dear Cathy Resmer,
Will you please get your act together. I have written e-mail, after e-mail, to all you political servants in Vermont or wherever you're from. My name is William Jewett, not Willem, and I am not a Vermont lawmaker. I live in Florida and am very happy here. So please take me off all your e-mail addresses and get his correct e-mail address from Willem.
Thank you very much.
William G. JEWETT
Oops! Sorry, William.
And another complaint about these lawmaker emails — whenever I got a response from anyone, their reply always flagged my message as "PROBABLE SPAM." That was a bummer. My invitations were totally not spam.