Saturday, 29 October 2011


There are some things that truly make me giggle and this is one of them.

At the end of my professional emails I have a disclaimer. Actually I have two. One which is slightly lighter in format than the other. So one when I need to be strict and straight down the line and one where I can afford to be a bit softer. I spent quite a long time on the wording for both and quite honestly was pleased when I was happy with them and felt they said what I wanted them to say. Everyone in my profession, as far as I can tell, has one. They are 'dry' as hell, and I do wonder sometimes if anyone actually reads them, but we have them just in case someone receives an email they shouldn't. In other words it covers our arses.

Well here is one, genuine I'm assured, that one bright person puts on their personal emails and I have to say I'm tempted to nick it and put it on mine:

Disclaimer: This is an email. It's like regular mail but without an envelope.  If it isn't addressed to you then you probably shouldn't read it, but since you're reading this it probably doesn't matter now. I treat email like regular mail. It could be months before I get around to answering and, like regular mail, if I find yours boring or unimportant I'll probably throw it away and forget about it or I'll lose the address. As for legal implications, how the hell would I know? I'm not a lawyer.

The only thing that is stopping me is that I know I often whizz an email off without paying total attention as to which disclaimer I've put on, and I try hard not to put them on personal emails anyway. But there's always one or two that get through the system and I don't think I'm ready yet to be quite so 'out there'.

However, it certainly made me smile and I hope it does the same for you.


  1. Ha! I wish I could use that disclaimer at work, although I think they might fire me.

  2. Same for me too sadly! I wish I could trust myself to have it on my own email, but unfortunately I don't think I can...