I’m constantly surprised by how easy it is to be sucked into this trap. I’ve been in these chains where multiple managers have responded with “ultimatums” to stop replying all, only to have people continue to do so. Even more amusing are the ones who reply all saying that theirs should be the final word, oblivious to the fact that they’re perpetuating the problem.
Additionally, I’m guilty of having created one of these on purpose, on my last day at a retail job many years ago. From what i heard, it lasted several weeks – I hit a pretty big distribution list.
This made it into the print edition too: https://twitter.com/bydanielvictor/status/771698039908163584