Friday Email banter

I get into work and find this email in my inbox today...

From: Manager
Sent: 03 June 2005 09:24
To: Paul
Subject: RE: Outrageous outbreak of individuality
Importance: High

Paul

I was shocked and stunned to see that you are using Verdana instead of Arial for your email font. I had no idea you were such a maverick!

To which my response was...

From: Paul
Sent: 03 June 2005 10:46
Subject: RE: Outrageous outbreak of individuality... Just Verdana it...

Blame this outrageous outbreak on individuality on:
  1. Being a follower of Jakob Nielsen's readability / usability thing (putting into question just how individual I am I realise)
  2. Downright shocking personal preference for clean look of this san serif font
  3. Not being able to get enough of that generous inter-letter spacing, that aids on-screen legibility at the expense of efficiency in printed output
  4. As a temp of 16 months now becoming too much of a maverick
  5. All of the above...

Whether this is a career-challenging thing to put in writing to a senior manager is anybody's guess, but I figured after that email - and being informed that my Abercrombie and Fitch Pink Striped shirt was very flamboyant - I figured I could probably mix things up a little.

I also informed everyone that my pink striped shirt has got me very far for something I have only just brought. and I suggested everyone should purchase one - just like first class travel on the Eurostar. And besides, pink is the colour for summer. One cannot have enough of it in your wardrobe for the next few months...

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