Five Day Rule by Joel | Apr 5, 2010 | Comics | 2 comments 2 Comments John Beck on April 5, 2010 at 8:03 pm cute and funny and very true. I’m that way about email all the time! Takes a concerted effort not to be. so NOW i try and respond immediately or else it will fall into the black hole of email. 5 days becomes a week, becomes a month, etc. No wonder I never talk to my family! Joel on April 5, 2010 at 8:34 pm I’m the same way. I try to answer email as soon as it comes in. I must confess to having a manageable volume and the flexibility of my schedule to help matters. I also try to block a bit of time, usually before bed, to take care of any long-ish emails that need to go out. Thanks for the compliments my friend!