I love email. Email is my absolute favourite form of communication. There’s nothing I love more than getting into a long email chat with someone. Generally I find myself more comfortable composing an email than making conversation with someone. I’m not sure why, maybe because I have more time to think about what I’m saying. But as much as I love email, it is far from perfect and sometimes emails can go wrong. Here are four reasons how that can happen:
It can be hard to convey the right tone in email. Sometimes you can unintentionally come off sounding overly serious and formal.
Littering emails with LOLz and exclamations marks (or both) changes the tone from serious to idiotic.
So what’s the alternative?
Sometimes you might spend a considerable amount of time composing an email. So much so that your email is less like an email and more like a light-hearted friend essay.
After clicking ‘send’ you might feel pretty satisfied with your work and await an email of similar length in return. Instead, you get this:
A common problem which can occur when you’re emailing your beloved during work times:
4. Delayed Reply
This is especially bad if you spend nearly all of your time emailing and waiting around for replies and so commences a bout of endless paranoid mind-trickery. It’s bad news for both people involved. The original sender freaks out because they spent ages writing an email to which they never got a reply. And the recipient has unknowingly caused upset by not replying because they’re either too busy or just forgot. On rare and sad occasions the sender might completely flip out and follow up their original email with something like this:
To conclude: I love email but every now and again it can cause severe social awkwardness, send your boss the wrong message and can prompt people think you’re stupid, devoid of a sense of humour and/or hate you by accident.
That’s why, every now and again, you should see people in person to talk and give each other hugs.