only a few hours left!!!!

These two following items were both in my recent email and they got me thinking…

Only a few hours left to receive FREE SHIPPING!!!!

(sale extended until midnight)

(Always accompanied by many exclamation points, to drive the point home!!!)

We have just one hour left until the White House Switchboard closes. Please make a call for our National Day of Action to Stop GE Salmon if you haven’t made one yet.

Okay, that one actually didn’t have any exclamation points.  The original post had lots of question marks.  Same thing, I guess, for a non-profit organization.

And then there’s this article about

Elderly people with loss of executive function–lessening of inhibitions–are more likely to offer useful, but tactless, advice.

Do you see where I’m going with this?

Yup–less time to futz around with words.  Get it straight without worrying about anyone’s toes.

Maybe it has nothing to do with loss of executive function and everything to do with acquisition of executive function.  It’s your obligation to tell them; nobody else will, obviously.

But do you really see where I’m going with this?

You know how they do the

ONLY SUCHANDSUCH MORE HOURS OF SHOPPING UNTIL XMAS!!!!!!!

(The exclamation points go up with the decline of the hours)?

What I’m thinking is…

ONLY ONE DAY LEFT BEFORE YOM KIPPUR!!!!!!

GET YOUR TESHUVAH IN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!!!!


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