Apr. 9th, 2010

emiri: (hmmm. yeahhh. no.)
Okay guys. First of all, I want to make a disclaimer that this post is not aimed at any one person-- this is a public service announcement as a result of MANY incidents from several people.

It's time to lay some ground rules. Namely, about my phone email! Let me lay this down very simply so there is no misunderstanding.

1. My phone email (emiri.in.japan) is just that. A PHONE. It might be able to send and receive emails, but like any other phone, when it gets a message, IT RINGS! LOUDLY!

2. I cannot turn my phone on silent during the night because I use it as my alarm clock in the morning. THEREFORE. IF YOU SEND A MESSAGE TO MY PHONE EMAIL WHILE I AM SLEEPING? I WILL WAKE UP. AND I WILL BE JUSTIFIABLY ANNOYED. You wouldn't text someone with a regular phone at 4 AM or 6 AM. So DON'T DO IT WITH MINE EITHER. (I'd also like to note that I ALSO HAVE A ROOMMATE. WHO ALSO WAKES UP WHEN THIS HAPPENS. SO DON'T DO IT. IT'S RUDE.) Treat that email as you would a (free) phone number.

3. My regular email (athousandsmiles) STILL EXISTS. FOR A REASON. I STILL CHECK IT FIRST THING IN THE MORNING EVERY SINGLE DAY. If there's a real emergency (and I do mean a real one), then sure I won't mind being woken up in the middle of the night. But so far there never has been! It's just been people! Not thinking before they hit send! So please, please please PLEASE think first! Again: treat that email as you would a phone number. I cannot emphasize this strongly enough.

Don't get me wrong. I LOVE getting phone emails during the daytime. I heavily encourage people to email me at my phone email during the daytime. It makes my day! But I'm not appreciative of being woken up by my phone. Nobody is. And it has happened way too many times now!

Just so that this is unmistakably clear, here are the EXACT times within which you absolutely cannot phone email me unless there is a JUSTIFIABLE emergency (that I can actually do something about in the middle of the night, otherwise why are you bothering?):

Japan Standard Time: 12AM-9AM
Australian Eastern Time: 1AM-10AM
US Pacific Standard Time: 8AM-6PM
US Eastern Standard Time: 11AM-9PM
Greenwich Mean Time: 4PM-1AM

OKAY? Okay. Disabling comments on this entry as there is really nothing to discuss. It's out of my system now, I'm now no longer angry. The end.

Happy post coming soon!