I have my Yahoo! mail app on my android phone set to da-ding every time I get a new e-mail (not including spam). I have 3 e-mail accounts and I have even set-up a different sound for one of my accounts. That one sounds something like a cartoon bug being squashed.
Nonetheless, when my e-mail da-dings or squashes, I can hear it anywhere. Even if the ringer is on low – I hear.
I’m known to sign up for e-mails when I am promised something for free, leaving my inbox littered with stupid excuses for companies to contact me. It’s kinda like those valid reasons you dream up calling a boy you liked “Hey, you forgot your history book at my house after that group study thing. I’ll like totally bring it tomorrow – but I just didn’t want you to worry.” Cause he was so worried about his Social Studies text.
Anyways, all these da-dings with no satisfaction upon reading the e-mail is driving me crazy, so I started unsubscribing to stuff. No more Canadian Tire, no more Right at Home, goodbye Mocha Sofa, no thanks Shape, finished with you Chatelaine, no more!
And would you know it? I don’t get useless da-dings very much any more.
August 13, 2012 Extra-Ordinary: I am not sure reducing my unsatisfying da-dings makes me feel any better. I think I liked the 5 seconds of hope of something good landing in my in-box better.