I could write a book on how to communicate ineffectively just by sharing the emails that I get. Here's one that I got today, with the subject "Books":
I run a book review blog. I was wondering if you would be willing to send me a copy of your latest Monk book in return for a review on my blog. Please contact me with your response. Thank you.
Sent from my iPhone
Hell of a pitch. Would have been even better if the dimwit thought to include the name, or perhaps even a link, to his blog. I also got this email from someone named "E. Belmont" with the subject heading "New TV Show Idea."
I would like to speak to you asap feel free to email me back or call me at 917-XXX-XXXX or 913-XXX-XXXX ok…?
Sent from Yahoo! Mail on my Android
Wow, who wouldn't drop everything he was doing, pick up the phone right away and make a long-distance call to a complete stranger after such a compelling pitch like that? What are you smoking, E. Belmont?
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*Sigh* Most of the lame e-mail I get is from Nigeria. At least your lameness has style!
I get lots of emails wanting to help me increase traffic to my website. They must really like me to want to help me out!
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I can relate. Sometimes I get emails claiming I’ve won a lottery I’ve never entered then asking for my personal information in order to claim it. Then there’s the famous Nigerian emails. I just respond to them with the gif of 50 Cent where he’s in his car and he nods and smiles sarcastically at the car next to him then drives off amused.