Ever notice that obnoxious text automatically affixed to the end of some peoples' e-mails? Well, that's an e-mail signature and it's one of the lowest forms of douche-braggery on the Internet. In my journeys across the web, I've come to realize that there are some very specifc types of sign-offs that you're bound to see.
Sent by my carrier pigeon, Finkleberry Fontaña IV
What You're Actually Saying: I'm a child who refuses to grow up and I don't care about making the same joke over and over again to all my acquaintances.
Kenny "CheezWhiz" Reed
??? Brotherhood - Pledge Class 2011
Vir Quisque Vir - Every Man a Man
What You're Actually Saying: My entire identity comes from an organization that mercilessly hazed me for months, only to then charge me a membership fee.
Please be considerate and think of the environment before printing this e-mail.
What You're Actually Saying: I'm a prick who thinks appending this to my e-mail makes up for the horrible person I actually am.
Senior Development Executive | Big Shitz Media & Entertainment, LLC
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What You're Actually Saying: I'm the most important person in the whole wide world!
In the Lord's Light,
Awaken Oh, sleeper, rise from the dead and Christ will shine on you.
- Ephesians 5:14
What You're Actually Saying: I'm a crazy person, most likely of the chain-letter forwarding variety.
Senior Marketing Liason/Guru | Ipsum Solutions International
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What You're Actually Saying: MY JOB IS MY LIFE AND MY LIFE IS MY JOB!
Remember, e-mail signatures are a stupid waste of time and anyone with any integrity should get rid of theirs immediately. Plus, they're often just used for shameless self-promotion of your shitty work/life. Thanks again for taking the time to read this article.
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