The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Thursday, September 07, 2017

And here I thought it was a mass of clouds headed our way

From the “So Obvious It's Obvious Department,” comes this lovely piece of email from OnStar:

From
"OnStar Member Services" <XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.onstar.com>
To
<sean@conman.org>
Subject
A hurricane is on the way. OnStar Crisis Assist can help
Date
Thu, 07 Sep 2017 13:02:07 -0600

Hurricane Irma is coming your way. OnStar Crisis Assist can help keep you safe.

Please be advised that a hurricane is heading your way …

My initial thought was, no XXXX, but it's clear that OnStar is trying to say they can help us to survive Hurricane Irma (it's mainly “we can help you travel safely out of the area”). I think what I found most egregious about this email is the subject line, “A hurricane is on the way.” Perhaps a better subject line would have been “Let OnStar help protect you and your family durring the hurricane.” Because if you haven't heard there's a hurricane coming to town, you are either a misanthropic hermit living the middle of a Florida swamp, or in a coma for the past two weeks.

But it's nice to know that OnStar cares enough to send an email, though.

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