Oh, have I screwed up.  Here’s what I felt compelled to write to everyone on my personal email list today:

images-linkedIt’s becoming apparent to me that I invited everyone on my email list to join the social/business/whatever web site “Linked In.”

I was invited to join, and did, for no good reason in particular.  What I meant to do was “link in” with others on my mailing list who were already on this web site.  Somehow, I managed to bother you all.

Basically, this is against my religion, apple pie, and the Brooks Way (whatever the hell that is.)  Please disregard the invitation unless you have a reason to join.

I am very, very sorry.  


Among the responses:

  • “Pain in my ass.”
  • “And I was beginning to feel special.”
  • “I will never forgive you, even though I’m not sure what you’re talking about.”
  • “You have disrupted my busy, busy life for the last time.  Please kill yourself now.  Thanks for your indulgence in this matter.”
  • “You should have told them that if they joined you would serve tham all Kool Aid.”
  • “I actually avoid these sites and was quite surprised to see an invite from you!” 
  • “You could invite me to the opening of an envelope and I would attend.”
  • “I now have all the Brooks names.  My Xmas list will be much larger this year.”
  • “A fine fix you’ve gotten us into now, Ollie.”


I love my friends. 

If nothing else, this was a lesson learned, and a good wake-up call.  I’ve been thinking I’m spending too much time at the computer.  With good weather not far away, my time will be better spent.  Outside.

And next time you want to invite me to join a web site…don’t.  I’m begging you.


About Gerry

I've been covering Connecticut news and sports since 1974. I know, I don't look that old.
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2 Responses to LINKED OUT

  1. Graham says:

    Aren’t you the guy who got roped into joining Facebook and now does not know why?
    I don’t know what this site is, and probably don’t want to after this report, but I do hope you’ve learned your “web-site” lesson by now.
    Have a great weekend.

  2. Gerry says:

    Graham, I really, really have.

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