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Read The Emails That People Have Written, But Never Sent
By Mikelle Leow, 13 Mar 2017
Have you ever taken the time to craft a beautiful email embellished with fancy four-letter words and creative analogies, but never got around to sending it?
Breakfast lecture series CreativeMornings has collaborated with MailChimp to create a platform where strangers can submit unsent emails fo your viewing pleasure.
Called the ‘Inbox of Forgotten Emails’, the platform closely resembles an email inbox, but features messages from peoples’ outboxes, and is complete with folders like “Lost Love”, “Sage advice” and “Didn’t see that coming”.
Some emails are heart-wrenching, some bittersweet, while others are just out of hand.
Read through these emails, and you’ll realize why they were never sent.
You can let the world—except your recipient—read your drafted email by submitting it here.
Would you consider some of these to be junk mail?
Image via CreativeMornings
“Translate a cat's meow”
“Thanks for the help with the website quick wins – look forward to receiving the costs later today. In addition, there are 3 more campaign elements I’d like ballpark costs for if possible. They are as follows:
“1. Update landing page design
2. Integration of a social aggregator
3. An App that can translate a cats meow into English (can be on website or an app within the app store)
“Please cost these generously based on the little we know about their site and the code so we are covered if they decide to pursue the ideas.”
“An ode to the sandwich”
“Dear Store Owner,
“For the last five years I have been ordering ‘The Sandwich’ from your humble station.
“This item is not on your menu; in fact, I invented it. It consists of chicken cutlet, fresh mozzarella, lettuce, tomato, a little bit of mayo, and ranch OR balsamic vinaigrette dressing. I believe that no other person orders this sandwich other than yours truly.
“You must be a man of true principles because your ingredients are always fresh and of the highest quality. The loaf emits a glow like that of the sun during golden hour. Your tomatoes stop me dead in my tracks like a woman in a red dress. And the fresh mozzarella… after being seduced by it, I believe that the word fresh should be used sparingly to not reduce the luster of this truth. All of these ingredients form to create a symphony in my mouth. If I could, I would double-fist these sandwiches and not allow myself to breath, for it would be an honorable death.
“I’ve been coming to your store since it has opened and have not expressed my love for your craftsmanship. I judge a place by their sandwich. You have surpassed all standards of sandwich-making. I salute you.”
“Ok, this is getting out of hand.”
“All right, to whoever keeps sending me links to dating sites. STOP DOING THAT, OK? I know I should find a girlfriend, but it doesn’t work for me this way. Live and let live, please.
[via Inbox of Forgotten Emails]
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