Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Google *knows*

This morning I was reading back through the emails we have exchanged with Independent Property about our leaking roof. Now, when a Gmail account is searched for a particular term or phrase, it returns all the emails relating to that, with a few lines of each email to give you an idea of what it's all about. Kind of like what you get on the Google search page.

The line Gmail used to summarise the leaky roof email exchange from back in June made me laugh so hard I fell off the couch:

19 Comments:

Rebecca said...

ROFL! I like that phrase a lot! It should become a classic closing phrase for certain kinds of letters. In fact, I am stealing it for future reference. Ohhh, I am so in love with it. Up Yours Sincerely. It is such a thing of beauty. Thank you for sharing that with us.

kermitthefrog said...

lol! I wish I had known that signoff earlier, or I would have used it in some administrative dealings I've been having...

BernieRA said...

hahaha! I've figured out how to end all those messages that I have to end nicely but don't quite feel so nice.

"Thanks for helping me clear this matter

up. Yours truly, Bernie."

Yowza!

RageyOne said...

LOL! How ironic. :-|

Miss M. said...

Aha, I'm definately going to steel that phrase next time I have to send a letter to rival-Uni-which-keeps-pestering-me-because-they-seem-to-think-I'm-enrolled-there.

It's classic!

StyleyGeek said...

How did THAT happen?

Anonymous said...

really nice.....

Miss M. said...

Um... Uni applications for undergrad in Australia are stuffed, and as a result the Uni's tend to believe that you've automatically accepted any offer you receive to study with them. Most people don't go interstate, so when I did, the rival Uni didn't know what to make of me, and have been sending me mail ever since. It's most frustrating to be told that your student contribution is due within so many days by a Uni you're not attending.

It's good for a de-stress though, because nomatter what I say to them they still send me stuff, so I've got to the point where I feel I can get away with just about anything instead of worrying about being polite (probably not a healthy place to be, but oh well)

StyleyGeek said...

Most people don't go interstate

That surprises me, because everyone I know here is _from_ interstate. I guess that goes to show that no one actually grows up in this city.

It's also bizarre that they automatically assume you are accepting their offer.

I guess I'm only familiar with the NZ system, and everyone there (a) moves a long way from home, because only a few universities in the country, you aren't likely to have one near you, and (b) applies only to the university they are interested in going to (unless doing something like medicine or law where they might not get in to their first choice).

shrinkykitten said...

Hilarious!

What did she say, by the way?

StyleyGeek said...

She said,

"I will contact you again to follow this up

Yours sincerely..."

Maybe she was trying to give me a secret message :S

Lucy said...

Styley, most people who go interstate are probably going to your uni, too.

StyleyGeek said...

Ah yes. Because we are 'prestigious'. I keep forgetting.

wolfa said...

Hey, my friend went across the *ocean* to study at your uni. Prestigious! But in a boring city. Of course now she moved to Canada's equivalent of that city.

wolfa said...

Hey, my friend went across the *ocean* to study at your uni. Prestigious! But in a boring city. Of course now she moved to Canada's equivalent of that city.

Miss M. said...

Prestigious my left foot. Though, admittedly, there's only two (maybe three) Uni's in this country I'd move for anyway, so perhaps it is...

The city becomes even more dull and boring if you never appear to leave Uni to enjoy it. Living on campus is only good up to a point.

StyleyGeek said...

I suppose technically I went across an ocean to study here too.

And we are always being told it is prestigious (everyone here seems obsessed with national and international rankings). But it is interesting to hear that outside people think so too.

wolfa said...

I'd never heard of it until my friend went there, though. But I'd never heard of any unis on that continent. (Or in S America, or, obviously, Antarctica.)

My undergrad uni played the int'l prestige game, too.

Lucy said...

People in my field often don't know its name (or what city it's in), but they know a couple of people there. Of course, they haven't heard of any other unis there either.