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  • Arithmetics never provided her with joy.
    With a decision to keep her emails concise, B. was determined to reply to any email arriving in her inbox with exactly the same number of words used by the sender.
    An Excel spreadsheet was set to track the math. Whenever forming a shorter reply she would earn a few extra precious words. It was an odd journey, considering every word and wondering who might be worth it.

    Only one contact made her fail her new habit. At times she spent hours putting words together. Last Tuesday she emailed back a blank reply, it did have a comma though. In an envelope.
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