I decided about an hour ago to stop working for the day. I wanted to post something, since I rarely do, but I didn't really have anything of much interest to share. Then, it happened. My email notifier popped up, and I see an email with the subject line: "Lutricia Garrett" Lutricia is a secretary at my firm. I've met her a few times. Here is the text of the email, written by another secretary, named Kay (this is exactly as it appears):
PRAISE THE LORD! I COME TO YOU IN LOVE, GIVING GOD ALL THE GLORY AND
THE HONOR, FOR WITHOUT GOD NOTHING WOULD BE POSSIBLE.
Our Sister, and long-time employee, Lutricia Garrett, praise God, is home from the hospital. Her surgery (pancreatic cancer) went very well. She is very grateful she is home and exhibits her strength in God's Word. However, Lutricia, truly needs our support. With God's strength, she is preparing herself to undergo chemotherapy and radiation. After many, many visits to the doctor prior to Lutricia's surgery, and many weeks in the hospital, her leave is gone and her finances are also strained. She is in need of our ongoing heartfelt support and prayers. I am asking in the name of Jesus, if you would contribute to Lutricia's welfare while she is going through. . .. We know that God has the Victory in it all. Any contributions can be given to Elayne McKenzie or myself; checks payable to Elayne McKenzie or Kraheema West (Kay). All monies will be deposited into a bank account for Lutricia. This will be an ongoing love offering. I can be reached on X5147. Thank you and God Bless You. GOD'S AMAZING GRACE.
*If a receipt is required, please let me know.
ARE YOU F'ING SERIOUS?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
I cannot even believe that this email was sent out. Nothing being said on cancer or this poor woman's situation, but is this not a bit inappropriate? For the record, it was sent to a "classified" email distribution list, that is designed to serve as a purpose of an in-house classified section of a newspaper, but still. I have never seen any email even remotely like this in my year+ at the firm. Granted, Lutricia's voicemail ends with "Have a blessed day", but this is NOT what I want to be reading at work. I'm trying to work at a large corporate law firm killing the dreams of blue-collar America, NOT be ambushed with an excessively religious solicitation. I just don't understand people who infuse so many religious references into their expression. Am I missing something?