So my father-in-law sent his three kids and their spouses an email a few weeks ago.
Subject Line: Mom
When we opened the email, we learned that Tom's mother had won an award for her artwork. Yay.
But of course we were too busy trying to backpedal from the fatalistic mental gymnastics we'd done (Tom's mom in ICU, Tom's mom hit by a car, Tom's mom with flesh-eating bacteria, etc) to care much about art awards.
Tom's father obviously doesn't think there is anything wrong with sending an email with the subject line "Mom," because each subsequent email this summer has been part of the same darn email thread. Hooray, we get to have little panicky moments in our inboxes with regularity!
This got me thinking about subject lines. For instance, since becoming a mom, I have dreaded emails with the subject line: "Today" as in:
From: Your Child's Teacher
Subject Line: Today
Nothing good can come of that, I tell you. Nothing good.
So what about you?
What would be your most dreaded Subject line, real or imagined? How about?
From: Your High School Friend
Subject Line: Bought a scanner! Sleepover pics on Facebook!
I'd love to hear from you!