Apparently, the very talented, the very commanding, and the very bad are just like you and me. They have inboxes crowded with e-mails waiting to be answered. Check out Mark Brownlow's Famous Inboxes blog and peer into inboxes that never were but should have been.
- From Sistine Maintenance: "Pls tell apprentices to clear up beer cans & cigarette butts"
- From Mrs. Michelangelo: "Mama wants her kitchen tiled - can u do it Sunday?"
- From Twitter: "Welcome to Twitter, BonyNap!"
- From Wellington: "Least I don't have to wear high heels"
In Satan's inbox:
- From New Media Devil: "Webinar - 5 new ways to tempt a prophet"
- From Beelzebub's Beauty Boutique: "20% off cloven hoof lacquer"
Brownlow makes the Famous Inbox conceit look easier than it is. I gave it a try with the subject lines I invented for the inbox of Lot's wife, the Biblical character who was turned into a pillar of salt when she violated the "don't look back when fleeing Sodom" rule.
- From Architectural Digest Newsletter: "Doric or Corinthian? Find the front-porch redo that's right for you?"
- From FamilyTravel.com: "Get Out of Town - Weekend Getaways Just a Short Drive from Sodom and Gomorrah"
Your turn. Let your imagination go. Send me your invented inboxes and, with your permission, I'll post your subject lines here.
-- Leslie O'Flahavan