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The good’ol days

October 21, 2010

While destroying evidence cleaning out my email at work today (yes, I kept EVERYTHING) I came across a bunch of ancient emails that made me smile and sadly nostalgic at the same time. I’m not sure if this post is about the good’ol times or the people I know. Or maybe the people I know are what made the ‘ol times so good…in which case I have to ask them who gave them permission to slack.

We used to work for a tiny company. The tiny company was acquired by a mega-huge company and we tried for as long as we could to pretend things hadn’t changed. But things have changed. We’ve gone from a local office of about 100 people in one building to 5 sites in this city, with ~1200 employees…just here. The entire population of our company is larger than many small cities. But I still have these gems to remind me what it used to be like (and fill me with family pride, Stella is my sister):

>From: Stella
>To: Employees (Secure)
>Subject: Dinner at Mexis for Car and Lala???
>Date: Thursday, August 15, 1996 2:47PM
>Since Car will be leaving for Ral soon, and Lala is going away to school, we’d like to take them out for a farewell dinner.  If you’d like to join us, please ack by next thursday, so I can make reservations.

Date –  Friday Aug 23
Time – 6:30
Place – Mexi’s at Dow’s

>thx
>stella

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>>From: Stella
>>Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 1996 6:27 PM
>>To: Employees (Secure)
>>Subject: REMINDER –  Dinner at Mexis for Car and Lala???

>>If you haven’t acked, and will be going please let me know.

>>thx
>>stella

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>From: Brainy
>To: Stella
>Subject: RE: REMINDER –  Dinner at Mexis for Car and Lala???
>Date: Thursday, August 22, 1996 9:57AM

>>OK, put me down.

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From: Stella
To: Brainy
Cc: Neeroc ; Lala
Subject: RE: REMINDER –  Dinner at Mexis for Car and Lala???
Date: Thursday, August 22, 1996 10:09AM

ok – you’re a lousy, sleazy, bottom of the barrel, elvis following, fart-monger!

stella

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Willy permalink
    October 21, 2010 3:41 pm

    Awesome. Simply awesome.

    I wonder where those folks are now?

    PS: you found that mail?! how much time do you have?

    • neeroc permalink*
      October 22, 2010 12:41 pm

      I wonder…we should try to track them down. *g*
      As for finding it, it was one of the oldest in my archive, and I started with the oldest.

  2. October 22, 2010 12:08 am

    Thank you for saving that. It is clearly worth it. Made me snort. Multiple times!!!

    • neeroc permalink*
      October 22, 2010 12:41 pm

      I heard that. Save that snorting for tomorrow

  3. Lala permalink
    October 22, 2010 7:53 am

    Oh man I didn’t expect the ending because I was busy calculating how many years ago that was. I can’t believe you keep email for 14 years!

    • neeroc permalink*
      October 22, 2010 12:41 pm

      Heh. It’s amazing what you find when you keep loading the same crap from machine to machine to machine…

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