Tuesday, September 19, 2006

email signatures

What's up with people having email signatures. I mean what's the point dude! You saw a movie or you read a book, probably surfed on the internet and you liked something you read - you are enlightened - congratulations. I couldn't be happier for you. Let's celebrate - let's read it aloud, let's make banners, let's stick it up on the bedroom ceiling and bathroom doors, let's call mamma .. and then let's stop at that. Don't make me read that crap everytime I have to read anything from you.
I have mails from people in my inbox and if I sum the signature sent and sum the useful content (- the term useful is debatable) the size of the signatures would simply supersede the size of the useful content(and let me reiterate the term useful is debatable).

Well I stand guilty here - I myself had a bunch of signatures myself. Now to remember some (may be I should rank them in the order in which they tortured people):
1) "Don't sit at the edge of your seat - get over it" - What if the recipient was my prof.?
2) "If I am doing what I am doing then what am I doing" - what is that - an optical illusion- this is the crappiest and most embarassing of of all - but this was before I was mentally born so I can excuse myself for it.
3) "I was born intellligent but then I got educated" - That explains why you are so dumb. Anyways you lost on both counts if you ask me.
4) "The alchemist inspired-
"What is the world's biggest lie - the boy asked completely surprised"
It is that at some point in our life we lose control of our life ....blah blah ... - that is the worlds's biggest lie" -
If you are making me read this big signature then I guess I have lost control over my life and I don't think that is the world's biggest lie.
5) "Before you criticize someone walk a mile in their shoes - that way you will be a mile away from them and you will have their shoes" - aha that explains your big shoe collection.
6) "It is now proven that the moon is not demonstrably there unless you see it" - Duh? What? Who?
7) My current signature: " Don't let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right" - so girlie what are you upto ;)?


Abhishek said...

Inspired by one of the Professors, I had one for a long time:


Removed it after he almost failed me in the course.

arati kadav said...

that was a good one :)

Dami said...

Next time, use this signature
"My name is Arati Kadav, and I approve this message" :)

arati kadav said...

Or may be if it some really confidential email then i will use -
"I am arati kadav and dami approves this message:)"

Estranged ! said...

They are also good.

Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.
-- C.G. Jung


I used to think that the brain was the most wonderful organ in my body. Then I realized who was telling me this.
-- Emo Phillips


arati kadav said...

well they are - I remebered one more -
"If you are not part of the solution then you are aprt of the precipitate"

Interview Master said...

My current signature is,

Spread a little cheer, give a little hope. :)
CRY cards, now available for purchase online!

If out of 10 receivers of my email, even one goes to the website and purchase some cards, it can mean education for a deprived child for three months. :)

Anonymous said...

So why do you have currently? Especially a racy one like that :-) I have seen self-referential signatures, email signatures which lament about email signatures. You know what be funny: use this post as your signature. Or a link to it ;)

arati kadav said...

ankur - did it work even once?

strings (nice name:)) - i have a signature right now because i am too lazy to go to properties/settings and erase it...well your idea is good but it might seem more like self-blog publicity isn't it