I just discovered that someone close to me, someone who shall remain nameless (to protect the guilty), someone who has become known for not seeing e-mails that have been sent to, um, him or her, has been using the Junk folder in uh, his or her, e-mail program as a place to put e-mail messages that, hmm, he or she, wants to look at later.
Let me say that again.
This individual has been using the e-mail program’s Junk folder as a place to stash messages to look at later. (A note to the tech-savvy in my audience: remember what they say about making assumptions.)
We have had a frank and honest exchange of views, and I have agreed that this individual’s use of the Junk folder was based on a plausible model of how to do things, and this individual has promised not to do it any more.