The Gmail invite saga
Posted by tim in The internet sucks! on September 6, 2004

Think of it as a kitten...

One day, you're driving home from work, school, or whatever, and you see a poor kitten on the side of the road. The cat looks like it would be fairly attractve if it were just cleaned up and given a good home. So, you pick it up, take it home, bathe it, take it to the vet to get it all innoculated, and take it home. Little do you know, this cat is a female cat and there's a stray male running in your neighborhood. Since cats really aren't the type of animal to lock up in a house, you decide to let it roam free, both inside and out.

The weeks pass and you notice the cat starting to look really bloated. Turns out, she's pregnant.

Even more weeks pass, and the next thing you know, you've got a ruined flannel shirt that was laying on your bed, covered in cats. You now have 6 more kittens from just this one. Giving the kittens away isn't a problem, because you know 6 people that would just LOVE to have a kitten.

After a few more weeks, you notice your cat looking pudgy again. Turns out, she's pregnant again. Back to the same cycle, you have 6 more kittens and another ruined flannel shirt. The problem is, all the people you know already got a kitten from you and don't want another.

Gmail invites work the same way. I was given an invite about 2 months ago, and now I have such an abundance of invites. Nearly every other day I see that I've got 6 invites, I just can't get rid of them though.

If you know anyone that wants a Gmail account, have them post a comment here with their name and current valid email address. The invites are litter-box trained and only eat about 1 cup of food a day.

Comments (for my brother)

There, six addresses.

  • Posted by zshzn (Guest) on September 6, 2004 at 06:04:50AM

I need names too man.

  • Posted by tim (Guest) on September 7, 2004 at 03:48:58AM

David Dawson Paul Speller Robert Smith Katelynn Rawsom Chris Vanloon Kory Timmermans

You said you have to cut two off the list, remove Katelynn and Kory then.

  • Posted by zshzn (Guest) on September 7, 2004 at 03:53:56AM

I sent invites to Katelynn and Kory.

  • Posted by Matt (Guest) on September 7, 2004 at 09:34:42AM

Haha sorry I wasn't clear. Tim had told me to take two people off the list because he only needed four now.

  • Posted by zshzn (Guest) on September 8, 2004 at 03:43:42AM

Is gmail going to mess up my shirts?

  • Posted by name (Guest) on September 9, 2004 at 06:39:27PM

Yes. Yes it will.

  • Posted by tim (Guest) on September 10, 2004 at 12:57:44AM
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