TITLE: Emailed a lonely older person
Date: Feb. 11, 2010
Explanation of the act: I get tons of junk emails (forwarded jokes and political rants) from a widower I barely know who lives in another state. I mostly delete all the emails I get from him. He lives alone and works from home, and has minimal contact with the outside world. During the last snowstorm, I decided to answer his emails and be a friendlier correspondent.
Event: engaged in email chat
Reactions: Positive. Unfortunately, this meant that he sent me MORE annoying emails than usual, but he seemed very happy to have someone to interact with and tell his stories to.
Would I do it again? Probably
Time: less than 10 minutes (I sent short emails back)