Recycling the Trash
By Kimberley on Sep 05, 2008
On average, I receive a couple hundred emails per day.   Of those, only a small percent actually require ACTION on my part.   Others are "informational" and "FYI" kinds of things.   Some are nice to know, others are swiftly deleted and forgotten.   And of course, a fair percent of the email received daily is simply pure trash.   SPAM, with sources both internal and external.
Filters are my friends.   I can sift through the junk fairly quickly.   On a daily basis, I decide whether to help provide technical support to my Sun colleagues (I'm pretty good with StarOffice), whether I want a dose of humour, or whether I want the gory details about this, that, or the other project.
Occasionally, like many others who live on email, I find myself sifting through my email "Trash" folder, looking for something that didn't grab my interest before, but did later.   And then bringing it back into the "In Box".
However, SOMETIMES when I do this, I get distracted, talk with someone on the telephone, climb deep inside a spreadsheet, work on presentations, greet the UPS Delivery man (remember, I work from home), catch up on goal work, or who knows what....   And I forget....
... And start rereading and sifting through the emails already in the trash bin, thinking they're new!!!   It takes a little time before I find myself quoting Homer Simpson. "D'oh"
Yes, I call it   eTrash Recycling   and like to think of it as own personal way of Being Green.
Well, Green or maybe just Blonde.