I used only automated Gmail responses for one week. Here are the results!

Hope to see you and Gary soon!

By now you've probably noticed that Gmail has prepackaged email replies all ready to go, and they range from Brutally Curt to Alarmingly Tone-Deaf. For a period of time known in some cultures as "one week," I used this charming feature exclusively when replying to messages. Now I have no friends! Here's why:

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About the Author

Sophie Kohn


Sophie Kohn is writer and producer with CBC Comedy, a stand-up comedian in Toronto, and a graduate of Second City's Conservatory program.