#549: Sendelay

We’ve all done it; sent that pointedly truthful email to some authority figure at the end of the week, when silence might have been a better idea. Monday morning comes around and we wonder why our sense of restraint was momentarily relaxed by the thought of a couple of days’ freedom from the idiocies of the daily grind.

Today’s invention is a piece of code which dwells in your email client and which ensures that when you click Send in the last hour of a Friday afternoon, or just before a holiday, nothing actually gets delivered.

On returning to your desk, refreshed and with an added sense of perspective on the slings and arrows of the previous period, the code will issue a query about whether you really want to send the draft it created.

At least then you get the option to nuke your career in cold blood or safely press Delete.

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