A local businesswoman has made a brave stand against what she describes as “everything that’s wrong with the world these days”, by refusing to acknowledge emails sent to her from within a 10-metre radius of her desk. The decision has sent shockwaves through the large finance company that she works for, with co-workers now walking on egg shells as they’ve been forced to engage in that most unfashionable of activities: talking to people face-to-face.

The woman in question, Danielle Taylor, told The Watsonia Bugle that she’d just had enough of receiving emails from people sitting as close as one metre from her desk. She said, “it’s just ridiculous, I mean unless I need an electronic file from you, or you need a record of a conversation we’ve just had, get up off your backside and come talk to me.” 

While Taylor’s stance itself has been the talk of the office for the last two weeks, some co-workers are still getting flashbacks to the bold way she announced it to her colleagues. Two weeks ago, Taylor simply pushed herself back from her desk, stood up, and yelled an expletive-laden tirade about why she’d had enough. Apart from Taylor’s words echoing off the walls, silence descended on the cubicle farm, with only a few brave office meerkats peeping over their partitions to see what all the fuss was about.