Doesn't it just suck?
It's a sweet, little trick the internet gods have designed - efficiency in responding to the masses through e-mail.
I reserve Reply All for special occasions, like when talking to some of my friends. Junior League Group correspondence requires RA. It's just easier to inform seven people all at once Sure! I can come to the book club, too. I love red wine. I see Suzy Q is bringing veggies and dip, how about I bring an appetizer?
RA is also handy when I want to say something to my crazy family. I know, I haven't talked to you all lately. Work is super busy and I've been doing lots of volunteer work. B- can't wait to find out what the baby is. M- haven't heard from you in a while but hope you're ok. Mom and Dad- travel back to Ohio safely.
How convenient is that? It's way better than those stupid conference call options the phone companies say you just can't live without.
RA is also a handy work tool. Yes, I'm on board with the new branding. Do we need a follow up meeting?
Some people hate RA. They hate getting superfluous messages they don't need... little memos that flood their inbox and take up space.
I only hate RA when I hit it by accident.
I did that today for the first time. I meant to send a quick, pleasant response to someone. I only noticed after the fact that I sent it off to a long list of people who received the e-mail, many of whom I don't know.
Who's the idiot now?