Spam, Mac and Cheese, Slow Dancing and Grounded

It has been a wild couple of weeks at Your Daily Fiber. I haven’t told you because, well, I didn’t see a reason to get Ivy all fired up.

I guess we can talk about it now, and then we can get to the good stuff. Yep, I have another couple Homecoming dance stories, but first I should talk about the store.

I’m ready to tell you why Ivy was fired up. We had some turmoil caused by Monner’s Mumblings. A couple Sunday’s ago I sent out my story, EXACTLY as I always do. Ivy has made publishing these stories on the web extremely easy for me. I get up on Sunday, type for a while, and let Elaine and Ivy read the story. (They are supposed to be proofreading and complimenting me. Frankly, at times they are not very good at either.) After the proofreading is finished, I move the arrow on the screen to where it says “publish” and I hit the button, EVERY time.

The next day, Monday, Ivy came to me while I was at the store with that “I’m the manager here” look in her eye and said, “What did you do?” I replied, "I don’t have any idea what you’re talking about.”

Ivy: When you published Monner’s Mumblings. Somehow you emailed it to our store newsletter list.

Me: I did EXACTLY what I have always done, so what’s the big deal?

Ivy: Some of our customers are unsubscribing to our newsletter list. Some of them have reported you as “spam”.