Mimi is one of DH's coworkers. They work for the same employer but in different offices. Mimi is a very special snowflake. She is one of the extra-special favored few in their workplace. Mimi can do no wrong. Mimi also is a gossip, and she will throw anyone under the bus if she thinks they've crossed her. Everyone knows you don't mess with Mimi.
A couple of years ago, Mimi entered her dog in a magazine contest. The prize was a title like "Cutest Dog" and a photo in the magazine. The dog was selected based on voter preference. Somehow, DH was lucky enough to be included on Mimi's e-mail list to receive daily reminders to vote for her dog. Yes, every day, Mimi used her work time and her work e-mail account to e-mail her coworkers' e-mail accounts about the contest. DH and the other recipients were implored to visit the magazine's website and vote for Mimi's dog five times every day. They also were encouraged to forward her e-mails to their friends so they could vote for her dog, too!
After two weeks of daily e-mails, Mimi announced that her dog made the finals! Now everyone just had to vote once a day for 15 days to help her dog win the big prize! (DH's comment to me: "I'm in (e)hell.")
For 15 more days, Mimi sent reminders to everyone on her list to vote for her dog.
In the end, DH did his best for a full month to ignore Mimi's reminders. The most he did was send a few to me, and we chuckled about them. He could never bring himself to ask her to remove his name from the distribution list. It was much better politically to get the e-mails and ignore them than to cross Mimi or her dog.
Sadly, despite her efforts, Mimi's dog didn't win the prize. We blame ourselves, of course. We abstained from the voting.