I have this fascination/obsession with people's email signatures ("sigs"). You know, the little ditty that appears automatically (if you set it up to) at the bottom of all the emails you send.
You can tell a lot about a person by what their sig looks like.
You have the no-nonsense folks:
You have the practical folks:
123 Blowhardest Building
And you have the "my email is way more important than yours" folks:
This e-mail and any files transmitted with it are confidential and are intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you are NOT the intended recipient and you read this email, your head will spontaneous explode into flames and your computer will be immediately erased. Don't even consider forwarding, printing or copying this email or your family and beloved pets will get it too.
Finally, you have the philosophical and/or motivational types. Yes, I must admit that I, Goofy Girl, fall into this category. My standard sig for the past year or two has been this:
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
This quote has urged me to do some things that I otherwise would not have tried, so I feel it has served me well. I get responses to it from time to time, so I know folks read it. But it was getting a little stale.
Recently, I changed it to this:
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
This spoke to me since I am definitely looking for opportunities, mainly ones that will make me piles and piles of money. Haven't found any yet, though...
Then a friend suggested this (which I love and am currently using):
If a pretty poster and a cute saying are all it takes to motivate you, you probably have a very easy job. The kind robots will be doing soon.
It has the extra bonus of being funny, which I am known to be at times. I fear I may offend someone and have to take it down at some point, but for the moment, it's working for me.
What's your sig?