Please consider the environment before printing this email.
I have a client who includes that tagline in the signature line of every email. It’s starting to piss me off. I don’t even know what that means. If I gave a crap I’d ask him to be a little more specific.
Does he mean my general environment? I gazed out the window and it was decidedly an urban environment. I hit print.
Does he mean the immediate environment around my printer? Like the information in his email was super confidential and subject to corporate espionage? I didn’t see any suspicious characters lurking in the shadows of my printer. So I hit print again.
Does he mean the planet’s environment – like the air and the water? I checked the news and apparently the environment is in pretty bad shape. I decided I had better stay inside and work. I hit print four more times so everyone in my office would have a copy.
Please reconsider wasting a piece of paper on this drivel before printing this post.