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Friday Frivolity: The Art of Email

Any of us with a day job that involves extensive email communication knows the type: the co-worker who doesn’t understand the niceties of polite communication. To these people,”hello” is a waste of time. Closing statements are a bother. And heaven forbid these über-laconic types press more keyboard keys than strictly necessary.

Recently, a friend with a healthy sense of humor forwarded me an email conversation between her and the blood drive organizer at her company.

From: Conscientious Would-Be Blood Donor
To: Blood Drive Organizer
Subject: Blood Drive Donation

Hello,

I’d like to donate on Feb 1 at 10:00, if that time is available.

Thanks,
Would-Be Blood Donor

Conscientious Would-Be Blood Donor
Good Company
Nice Street
Reasonably Easy to Remember Phone Number

*************************************************************

From: Blood Drive Organizer
To: Conscientious Would-Be Blood Donor
Subject: RE: Blood Drive Donation

Thank you,

You are scheduled for 10am.

*************************************************************

From: Conscientious Would-Be Blood Donor
To: Blood Drive Organizer
Subject: RE: Blood Drive Donation

Organizer,

I’ve just realized I have a conflict with a conference call.  Is there any way I can change my slot to 9:00 instead?

Conscientious Would-Be Blood Donor
Good Company
Nice Street
Reasonably Easy to Remember Phone Number

*************************************************************

From: Blood Drive Organizer
To: Conscientious Would-Be Blood Donor
Subject: RE: Blood Drive Donation

No.


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