Have you ever sent someone an e-mail (or text message, left a voicemail, etc.) and gotten annoyed when the person didn't respond or otherwise acknowledge that you contacted him/her? It's especially frustrating when it's a business contact.
A couple of weeks ago I was all bent out of shape that someone I e-mailed didn't get back to me on a time-sensitive issue.
This evening, I was sorting through e-mails and noticed a teensy tiny little folder at the bottom of my Thunderbird nav bar. Guess what that folder was called? "Outgoing mail." Guess what's in it? E-mails that didn't get sent for some reason or another (i.e. when I pressed the "send" button, my Internet was experiencing a random, rare case of the hiccups) and get shoved into the folder as a sort of "limbo" between being a draft (a folder I check all the time) and a sent item.
There were only five e-mails in that folder between August 2012 and today. Four of them were inconsequential. The fifth one was the above-mentioned e-mail to a business contact, the very same I was irritated with two weeks ago when I didn't get a reply.
How goes your Sunday?