Emails About Not Getting Emails Are the Worst Emails

Sarah Miller, in a story, ostensibly, about not getting emails:

The help guy said he would send me an email. And then he sent an email, to my email, the only email I ever use, the email that never doesn’t get emails, ever. I have no reason to disbelieve this. And I didn’t get it. He sent another one, I didn’t get it. He said I would have to call the university and talk to them about why I couldn’t get emails from the enrollment/grade/whateverthefuck portal. As soon as our chat ended, I got two emails from the help desk of the enrollment/grade/whateverthefuck portal I couldn’t get emails from, one saying, sorry you can’t get emails, we did everything we could, and the other a transcript of the conversation about how I couldn’t get emails. Just in case you’re not grasping this: I got two emails from the place I couldn’t get one email from about not getting that email.

There is no resolution in Sarah’s story, really. I was yelling check your spam folder, but also got the sense that Sarah isn’t stupid and that probably wasn’t it. Mostly it made me think… if you just can’t get an email from any particular sender, what kind of extreme roadblock that is. You can’t buy the thing. You can’t go on your trip. You can’t take the damn class.

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