I/Me function in brackets.
I recently came across a construction about which I’m unsure, as the construction makes the functions of the individual parts a bit unclear.
The sentence is, “Social players (and even me!) would be interested to know people’s birthdays.”
I contended that the text within the parentheses should be corrected to “(and even I)” considering one would not say “Me would be interested.” However, I was told that, in the above sentence, “and even me” functions like “you and me.”
I don’t see how that applies. Which is the correct construction, and why?