I would appreciate your help with a minor issue that is becoming not-so-minor. I have a good friend (we can call her “Louise”) who I’ve known for close to 15 years. She’s recently developed a habit that’s getting on my nerves: She will send me memes, jokes, and cute videos multiple times a day, almost every day of the week except on weekends. For example, one day about two weeks ago she sent me four (!), and today by 10:30 a.m. she’d already sent me two. On top of that, it’s generally during my work hours; fortunately, I work from home—as does she, and I’m assuming she’s bored—so I’m not getting in trouble because of it, but the interruptions are annoying.
I’ve turned off as many notifications as I can, and I try not to respond unless I’m on lunch or my day is over, but she’ll send more regardless. Can you suggest a way to bring this up gently, as I need her to calm down but don’t want to hurt her feelings? It’s nice that she’s thinking about me, but once or twice a week would be fine. How many baby Yoda memes does one person need to share?
— Meme in Peace