My friend Darryl Ohrt lamented on Facebook about the length of those corporate email legal disclaimers at the end of every message that employees send.
You know the ones that say "Hey! I know you did nothing wrong, but if this email wasn't meant for you, don't read it or we'll sue your ass and take your children."
Until now, I've never used email disclaimers for my business, but now realize that is a mistake.
So here it is - my new corporate email disclaimer:This email was probably intended for you to read, but if not, I can't imagine anything in it that would destroy the kingdom. Let's face it: most of the emails that most of us send are pretty unimportant and banal. The business emails are mostly from some corporate accounting drone cc'ing everyone in the English-speaking world in an effort to cover his ass so that, six months from now when the sh*t hits the fan, he can say "Hey - I copied you on that!" Unless this email is about national security or the invention of a way to replace gasoline with Marshmallow Fluff, chances are you will not care one wit about its content. And, if this were about either of those things, then I deserve to get fired for sending emails about it to you by mistake in the first place. So go ahead - read it. Or don't. Makes no difference to me since chances are, the person for whom it was intended cares even less about it than you do, and is grateful not to have received it.
So there you have it. I believe my lawyers will be pleased.