Yesterday’s email contained two very strange messages for August 31…
The first one shouted that I had better be getting my air conditioning unit in shape for the coming summer.
Well – OK. But I don’t live in Australia. Summer is not coming – it’s going. In fact, short days and cool temperatures are telling us that fall is nearly here – and soon it will be time for the snow to fall.
The second one admitted that summer is not on its way, but it jumped the gun just a bit.
That one said “Happy Halloween!”
I definitely believe in getting your messages written and loaded into an autoresponder, but do take care to make sure that season-specific messages get sent in the correct season. Otherwise, you’re left looking just a bit silly. Anyone reading them either knows you didn’t send that today – or think’s you’re a few bricks short of a load.
So be careful. Sometimes timing is everything.