Time for a quick rant about politeness and consideration.
Imagine you have a burning question you want to ask. Or you have what you believe to be an awfully good suggestion to make. You do the research to find the email address of the person you wish to address this to and send it off. It’s short, to the point, and clear.
Now, you wait for the response. And you wait. And you wait. And finally, you figure there’s not going to be a response.
So, here’s my question. Why not? Why isn’t there a response?
I’ll tell you why. It’s because people have lost their manners. They’ve forfeited their civility, their concern for the other guy. And that’s just so sad.
It’s all about YOU, right? And you’re far too busy to take the EIGHT SECONDS out of your busy day to say, “no thanks”, or “can’t help you” or “not for us” “piss off” or whatever (just kidding on that last one, but hey, at least it’s a response!).
Why is it good manners to at least acknowledge someone’s email? Because the poor SOB who’s sent it to you is wondering, did she receive it or did it go to a SPAM trap? No response provides no outcome.
Yup, we all know how busy you are, and how important you think you are. But taking EIGHT SECONDS to acknowledge receipt of an email is just proper.
Think about that, you who are so full of yourself that you don’t need to acknowledge others.