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How not to ask a stranger a question by email [Apr. 3rd, 2013|07:55 pm]
Alan De Smet

Actual email thread from a stranger (name omitted):

From: Stranger
Subject: Urgent ?

Why don't you add the expiration date ?

From: Alan

To what would I be adding an expiration date?

From: Stranger

To ur website

From: Stranger


I despair for humanity.


[User Picture]From: ostraya
2013-04-04 02:55 am (UTC)
Heh. At least it's terse. My "favourite" email from a stranger so far this year was some student who basically sent me his/her resume via email along with a set of questions which more or less were "what should I do with my life?"
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[User Picture]From: alan_de_smet
2013-04-04 05:07 am (UTC)
At my work I get the very occasional plea for a job out of the blue, but never anyone asking for life advice. I think you win there!
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