Every couple of days I go through my e-mail, sort by the From field, and delete all those daily and weekly corporate e-mails that, at some point in the distant past, I've signed up to receive. You know, those e-mails that mysteriously start showing up after you create an account in order to buy something wonderful, join a giveaway, or cast your vote in a critically important online poll (the blue dress, definitely the blue one!). Or the e-mails you once enjoyed reading but haven't sparked your interest lately. They show up as often as every day, and I delete them. And I delete them. And I delete them. And I delete them. So tonight I'm going to take 10 minutes (tops) and unsubscribe.
So goodbye Target, Menards, Hawaii Visitor's Bureau (I was wishful thinking), Fossil, and about 5 others. I'll still visit you once in a while, but from now on it will be on my terms.