Well, I am at a point where I am just curious about the status of today's society.
I have been getting a deluge of one sentance inquiries without names again, and I really wonder if this is as common place as it is seeming to be.
Honestly, it does rub me a bit wrong, but I also admit that I am somewhat of a Grammar Nazi. Common courtesies within writings are something that I try my best to keep alive, including title, structure and a signature.
And of course, because I am fighting a losing battle, I feel like I am just getting old and crotchety.
I would like to point out that in the world of annoyances, it really isn't that big of a deal. But when I cannot answer the questions that people are asking because of the lack of information from the original party, I have a really difficult time with it.
How am I supposed to answer something like this?
"how much duz it weig?"
It? What "it" are we talking about?
And does is not that hard to spell... and spellcheck is a wonderful tool!
THIS is what I get that I can't figure out how people can send... And of course, if I don't answer it to the expectation of the sender within a reasonable amount of time, I am the bad guy.
Because of something like this, I have horrible customer service and do not answer any e-mails ever!
How am I supposed to answer that without sounding snarky? I try, and I ask for as much clarification as I can in a professional manner. That is what I do at my Full-Time job as well.. Customer service is something I feel comes second-hand to me, but not when the customer isn't helpful in allowing me to be helpful.
I know how to ask the right questions, but when I don't get responses, I can't be expected to still know what this person is asking.
Am I wrong in this? Am I the only one who feels this way? What do I SAY???
I get more and more frustrated the more often I get these.
I guess I really am just old and crotchety.
"Get with the times, Wong..."
Pretty soon it will be no vowels and text message terminology within e-mails (oh wait! It already happens!) as being common-place and standard, and acceptable.
And that makes me sad...
I'm going to go hide with my dictionary and Strunk and White now.
Have a great day, my friends!