If an ex-boy/girlfriend sent you an email with "You'll probably never read this." as the subject line, would you read it?

If an ex-boy/girlfriend sent you an email with "You'll probably never read this." as the subject line, would you read it?

Antipova Antipova
I realize the answer is pretty much "it depends on me, him, how the relationship ended." I don't want to burden the internet with tales of my past, so ... just answer for you. Would you open an email with that title?
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I just want a poll point.
I would open the email and (depending on content) probably answer.
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28  (23%)
I would open the email and (depending on content) probably not answer.
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76  (63%)
I don't think I would open the email.
Antipova , Shellz31 , Vanille , Coralbell , Tagmstr , Ms. Spice , Zombirella , AJvil , hot n spicey , ejrbrndps
10  (8%)
Somethin' else.
deltalima , Ms. N , Missmarc , Allstars316 , AnotherPrettyFace , All His , Voir
7  (6%)
Total votes: 121
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Antipova Antipova
It sounds kind of passive-aggressive to me.

I might change my mind and open it in a few days... but for now it's getting marked as read.
12/29/2011
deltalima deltalima
First I would check to see if it was spam. Then I would read it if it wasn't. I'm a person that likes to read things because I never know when it might be my last time to reply, etc.
12/29/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
I probably wouldn't open it, especially if I was over the ex. But yeah, it would also depend on how the relationship ended and once I'm over an ex, I don't want them back, so I'd be suspicious as to what they want. I'm highly suspicious about everything though....lol.
12/29/2011
LilLostLenore LilLostLenore
I would read it not sure id write back though.
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Do-Re-Mi Do-Re-Mi
I'm a really curious person so I'd open it but most likely wouldn't respond.
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Penguin Penguin
If he needed to tell you something, he'd call.
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Ms. N Ms. N
I've gotten that email before. I read it, didn't reply, and deleted it. It was followed by snail mail letters, cards, and a chocolate cake - yes, a chocolate cake (I did not eat it). I never responded, and eventually, he quit, thank goodness.
12/29/2011
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
The title of the e-mail definitely does sound passive aggressive. If you can resist satisfying your curiosity, minor though it may be, then kudos to you. I voted that I'd probably read it (despite myself) because I am insanely curious, and it would eat at me until I did. Unless there was some compelling reason to respond (compelling in that it would spread positivity--which I doubt, given the title of the e-mail), I very seriously doubt I'd respond. I don't like to be manipulated and would feel annoyed the minute an e-mail so manipulatively and cryptically titled landed in my in-box--let alone the fact that I allowed myself to be manipulated enough to read it, LOL! If you don't want to end up reading it, I suggest deleting it a.s.a.p. and then deleting it from your trash file before you cave in a weak moment to read it.
12/29/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I am horrible, and I would read it. I have this incessant need to know everything about everything, and I usually can't let stuff like that go. The only way it would go unread is if I were able to delete it right off the bat, and then delete it from my trash so that I couldn't change my mind later on. I'm also somewhat guilty of having sent one or two emails like that. Not necessarily to exes, but I know I've sent out at least one.
12/29/2011
Rossie Rossie
I'll read it and delete it immediately, I don't like any further contact with my exs once we're through.
12/29/2011
Vanille Vanille
An ex is an ex for a reason. While I've remained friends with two of my exes, if I've gotten an email with that title from my first ex I wouldn't read it. What he did to break up with me was so childish.
12/29/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Im always curious, Id probably read it. But wouldnt answer.
12/29/2011
Nothere Nothere
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
It sounds kind of passive-aggressive to me.

I might change my mind and open it in a few days... but for now it's getting marked as read.
Unless things ended really really badly, I'd open it. I would open the email to prove to myself that he is unimportant and is unable to harm me...
12/29/2011
Anjulie Anjulie
Quote:
Originally posted by LilLostLenore
I would read it not sure id write back though.
Same here
12/29/2011
Antipova Antipova
Quote:
Originally posted by Vanille
An ex is an ex for a reason. While I've remained friends with two of my exes, if I've gotten an email with that title from my first ex I wouldn't read it. What he did to break up with me was so childish.
I've remained friends with most of my exes (all of them except the two with strict "I never speak with my exes" policies, and one whose current girlfriend doesn't like him to talk with exes)... but most of them communicate in a friendly way, not in a passive-aggressive way.

I've even talked with this fellow occasionally, with no bad blood that I could sense..?
12/29/2011
piglet4 piglet4
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
I realize the answer is pretty much "it depends on me, him, how the relationship ended." I don't want to burden the internet with tales of my past, so ... just answer for you. Would you open an email with that title?
I would have to read it because its just like with kids you tell them not to do something and they do the opposite so when i would see something that says you will probably never read this,,then id go for it without care of whats inside!
12/29/2011
Princess-Kayla ♥ Princess-Kayla ♥
I think I'd probably end up reading it.
12/29/2011
js250 js250
I would read it, make up my mind upon whether to answer it based on contents and let it go. At least I would feel like I made an informed decision.
12/29/2011
EdenJP EdenJP
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
I realize the answer is pretty much "it depends on me, him, how the relationship ended." I don't want to burden the internet with tales of my past, so ... just answer for you. Would you open an email with that title?
Probably read, but might not reply
12/29/2011
sktb0007 sktb0007
I'd open it because I'd be curious.. I wouldn't reply though
12/29/2011
Coralbell Coralbell
It would be hard for me not to read it, because I'm a curious person, but I would delete it. My ex has sent me texts, which I have to open because that's how my phone works, so I know he is still interested in me. So that is what the email would most likely be about. But I have a boyfriend and that relationship ended badly, so I just ignore him.
12/29/2011
Subbi Subbi
I would read it because I would want to know what it said. There is no way I would respond tho. I'm in a very happy relationship
12/29/2011
Misfit Momma Misfit Momma
I would be way too curious to NOT read it, but I most likely wouldn't reply.
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Tagmstr Tagmstr
I wouldn't read it or respond.
12/29/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
Nope, I'd just delete it. That seems like a super passive aggressive opening, so I wouldn't waste my time with it. If it was dire, it should make some note of it in the label.
12/29/2011
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
Curiosity would get the best of me and I'd definitely read it...but at the same time, going in, I'd probably know I'd end up regretting it. But could I stop myself? No way.
12/29/2011
Daemonin Daemonin
I would read it and depending on what it said I might respond, but probably wouldn't. By the sound of the subject it almost seems like they might not want a response or not be expecting one. It could always be the other way around and he/she is trying to guilt you into reading it. Knowing that, with my past relationships I'd probably read and delete. I have no want or care to get with any exes of mine because I am thrilled at where I am. Any "confession" or whatever would really seem cathartic to me.
12/29/2011
GeekWife GeekWife
I'd only "probably answer" because my mom still talks to my ex-fiance all the time. I think it's weird, but whatevs.
12/29/2011
Illusional Illusional
I'd read it, but depending on the contents, I might or might not reply.
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