Some people are very odd. I recently made friends online with this woman on one of the penpal sites I use, and she was worried that the e-mails would stop after she added me to her WhatsApp. I said I can actually do both. She was pestering me (not in a negative sense) for my reply, so I eventually sat and put all my thought into it, and got that one off. But her reply took ages. Eventually she got to it last night, and I awoke to the most bizarre response .
Basically she said she’d checked but “there was nothing to respond to” in my e-mail – because I’d not asked her any questions. I write e-mails to people – not surveys. How it tends to work is, a person says something, and you pick up and comment on what the other person has said – whether that thing is a question or not. Even my friend less than half her age gets that. She also said she can’t be bothered scrolling up and down checking what she wrote before. Umm…that’s kind of how e-mails work…? It makes it even easier than physical letter writing because you can always see the context and check what you said previously.
Apparently that is not for her.
I write e-mails pretty much like how I’d be sat there talking to you in person. You don’t sit at a table with someone going:
“What’s your favourite colour?
“Do you prefer cakes or pies?”
“Do you like Coca-Cola or Pepsi?”
You say stuff, then the other person says “oh really? I had that once…” or “oh okay. What about this though…” THAT IS HOW I WRITE MY FUCKING E-MAILS.
This one is starting to feel like it’s gone off the edge of a cliff already…
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How weird. Sounds like she wanted you to send a list of questions for her to answer. That’s an interrogation, not a conversation.
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