My e-mail is full of numbered lists: “To-Dos,” “Bests” and “Mosts.” It’s not enough that so many lists have emerged during the pandemic—they must also be numbered lists.
Here is what the first page of my e-mail recently included:
- *20 Cleverest Items We’ve Ever Found
*13 Beauty Trends Experts Predict Will Dominate 2021
*2 New Features to Kick Off 2021
*8 “Little Life Hacks” You Can Try Today
I confess that the lists about cosmetics and hair products catch my eye, but I skip over any list the includes the word “hacks” on principle. Instead, I have created my own Pandemic To-Do List:
*5 Painless Ways to Decide Clothes You’ll Never Wear Again *3 Unrealistic Paint Touchup Projects
*6 Clever Ways to Prevent Your Cat from Shedding
*2 Excellent Reasons to Avoid On-Line Exercise Classes
Have a Good Week!