I’m just going to put this right here and hope that Nanci Shumate has a google alert set up on her name.
Dear Nanci Shumate:
My name is Nathan Shumate; if we’re related, I don’t know how. All I know about you is things like you have a Honda Accord which you get serviced at Battison Honda. How do I know this? Because you keep giving out nshumate at gmail dot com as your email address to Battison Honda, and to your gym, and to other vendors and retailers who want to send you reminder emails and service updates.
Unfortunately, nshumate at gmail dot com isn’t your email address. It’s mine. Always has been. I got it when Gmail was first in its public beta and you had to get an invitation from another user, around 2005. Long enough for you to get used to the idea that, sorry, you didn’t get to “nshumate” first.
Please stop giving out the wrong email address. Then you’ll get your reminder messages, and I won’t get stuff that I don’t care about.
P.S. The same general message applies to Norman Shumate, Ned Shumate, Nick Shumate, and the several other Nathan Shumates (Nathans Shumate?) that Facebook says exist.