I have a Telus e-mail address thatI never use. I received it as a consequence of signing up my parents for ADSL at their place. Telus e-mail addresses can undergo a lot of turnover. You can change your e-mail address to almost anything you want just as long as no other Telus customer has it.

I gather I wasn’t the first person to have my Telus address. Everyone once in a while I get e-mails that obviously aren’t for me. Once, I got the medical test results for a newborn baby’s vision from a hospital. No joke. I’ve also received preliminary plans and budgets for real estate agreements. Just a few weeks ago, I got an e-mail from mom, not my mom of course, but somebody’s.

Last week, I got another one of these unintended e-mails. Here it is:

“Hi Erwin,

Thanks for the copy of the ‘Believers Declaration’. I still can’t understand why you wouldn’t read it to me again on Saturday…..

Coffee on Friday afternoon sounds great. I’ll be home after 12:30 if you want to call and we’ll where and when we’ll go.

I have a huge exam tonite. I don’t think I studied enough for it and I’m a little nervous. Or should I say a whole lot nervous, I was wide awake at 2:30 in the morning. I’ll have to turn up the music even louder on the way home tonite so I don’t fall asleep behind the wheel.

Talk to you soon,


Should I reply to this Belinda person and tell her she’s got the wrong person? Usually, I let these things slide, except if it’s important, like the mom e-mails and the medical reports. I think I’ll let this one go unanswered. I hope she did well on her exam.

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