December 14, 2003
I was part of the planning committee for my 20th high school reunion. In an effort to track down AWOL classmates I sent out a rather broad and ill-advised mass email to addresses gleaned from several directories. Anything resembling a classmate's name. Not everyone was receptive. I'll just let it unravel in reverse.
patrick @ webbed @ http://www.synaptic.bc.ca
----- Original Message -----
From: abba jordan
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 1999 7:53 PM
Subject: Re: Seeking Class of 79 GHS Alumni...
> patrick ol' dog! thanks for writing! so what's the hap homeslice? is your
> wife still fucking around with max? oh wait, you did know about that didn't
> you? otherwise i'd look quite the fool now, wouldn't i?
> of course i'm coming to the reunion, wouldn't miss it for the world, mofo!
> i hope the crusty old dean won't be there. remember our senior prank,
> filling his car with cream corn? that was a motherfuckin hooT!!
> HELL YEA!
> so what's the hap? i'm currently assignment editor with spice (the porno
> channel - hell yes!!), but we have a special policy here - look but don't
> touch. gotta respect the ladies, no? you're goddamn right we do! women of
> the world take over, 'cause if you don't the world will come to an end.
> except for your wife, you know. homewrecker.
> oh, so what's your job? you're not one of those motherfucking spam folk, are
> you? my other job is annoying the fuck out of them in return for the hell
> they put innocent internet users through. KARMA WAILS!!!!!!!!!!
> -abba jordan, grandmaster of guruness
> >From: Patrick Jennings
> >To: ROBERT PARTRIDGE...
> >Subject: Seeking Class of 79 GHS Alumni...
> >Date: Mon, 10 May 1999 19:44:23 -0700
> >If you're not a 1979 graduate of Gilford High School in New Hampshire,
> >and you don't know
> >anyone who is, please accept our apologies for cluttering your inbox.
> >No need to respond;
> >we won't send another message your way.
> >If you are such an alumnus, or you know someone who is, please respond
> >to this message.
> >There's a reunion planned for August 21st, this summer. Even if you
> >can't make it, we would
> >love to hear from you, and about you.
And after all that the search turned up not even one classmate.