So I got an email with an interesting subject line:
Cooking with the Cougars? I haven’t gotten many emails like that lately. So I opened it:
And I thought, Wait a minute, they’re not old enough to be cougars.
Then I looked at the return address: President, Alumni Association
Somehow, because I’m a supporter of WSIE, I’ve been added to the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, home of the Cougars, Alumni Association mailing list.
I have to say whoever crafted that subject line probably saw a pretty good email-opening response.
(Aside: Does mentioning that I support a public radio station count as showing off all your wealth? Sorry, I am going to spend a lot of time in the next few weeks ruminanting on this–ruminanting, of course, means chewing on the same weed of thought over and over again even though you’re not getting much nourishment from it.)