I often feel that "assault" is the right word for being contacted by different types of communication media at the same time. There's only so much I can take when two phones ring at the same time -- while receiving or sending a new e-mail message.
For the first time in my life, I blocked a non-spammer from sending me e-mail. He had some beef with me about an ebay auction, and was pretty rude about it. Who cares?? If you don't like an auction, don't bid on it. I indirectly called him "over-zealous" in a reply (just before I blocked him), which I'm sure he didn't appreciate. He probably had a great come-back, but I will never see it. You know what? I don't care, and it feels great!