It’s that time of year again!!…. #tbt to last Spring on finals week. This quarter I promise not to start the Double Espressos until Week 11.
This is #1 of the 11 Awkward Things About Email, written by Tim Urban of my most favorite “content website,” as he likes to call it.
I found this much funnier than it would’ve been if I hadn’t been in the same situation just yesterday. I sent out a formal inquiry—greeting, bolded text for emphasis, cookie cutter robot phrases, signature and all—and was met with this response, word for word, in the same exact spelling:
This is a good emai
Sent from my iPhone
(I asked if I was contacting the right email address.)
Enter flashback when I was first briefed on email etiquette: delete, from the face of this planet, the “Sent from my iPhone/Android” line. It gives the impression that there was a lack of thought put into the email. It’s informal. (So is it all just a marketing ploy? Or is it to forewarn that any typos are due to it being sent from a phone?)
On top of that, the fact that “email” wasn’t properly spelled simply makes me want to throw my hands up in the air (and wave them like I just don’t care).