Sunday, February 10, 2008
A not-so-work-related email
On Friday I received an email at work that wore this disclaimer as a footer:
Caution: This message may contain competitive, sensitive or other non-public information not intended for disclosure outside official ... corporate ... channels. Do not disseminate this message without approval. If you received this message in error, please notify the sender by reply e-mail and delete all copies of this message.
I just hate this sort of legalese for two reasons. First, no one ever bothers to turn it off when they are going to send out messages that are clearly not work related. Second, there are three people with the same first and last name as me working for ... this ... corporation, so I routinely get email that is not intended for me. Sometimes it has an even more extravagant version of the legalese in it. Being the Working Class Hero ... ahem ... that I am, I try to follow the instructions in the email footer exactly. I have taken great pride in forwarding the email back to the sender ... and to our network security ... when the email contains pornographic images.
The email in question on Friday was not intended for me appearently, but I neither notified the sender by e-mail nor deleted all copies of the email. Nope, it was too much fun for that. Here's what it said:
Air Force Test
This will drive you nuts!! Have fun!
The object of the game is to move the red block around without getting hit by the blue blocks or touching the black walls.
If you can go longer than 18 seconds you are phenomenal. It's been said that the US Air Force uses this for fighter pilots. They are expected to go for at least 2 minutes.
Give it a try but be careful...it is addictive!!
PS. I survived .952 seconds.
Here's the accompanying link: