Please. Thank You. My apologies. Perhaps I misunderstood.
Good luck trying to find those words in most messages flying through corporate email today. Instead, most emails are filled with: WHERE is it. YOU were supposed to tell me. And my personal favorite, the slap-in-the-face misuse of the once revered exclamation point!!!!!!!!
This is my Jerry Maguire moment. I am done with inconsiderate people sending rude emails. I demand that you read your email before sending it to me.
Are you using capital letters to connote screaming? If the answer is yes, would you be screaming if we were having the conversation on the phone or in person?
Are you frustrated that something is incorrect? If the answer is yes, think twice as to who really is to blame for the error.
Every email you send is received by a real life human being. Have the common courtesy to write an email you would feel no remorse in saying aloud. When we send an email, our email address counts as our signature and defines us. The way in which we formulate our message is the manner in which we are perceived by others.
Join me in changing what technology has ruined. If you ever received an email that lacked simple and common decency, post this link to your Facebook status, your twitter feed or email this to your friends. Challenge everyone to demand an end to emails that lack respect. Bring back common courtesy.