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I've gotten so spoiled by emails!  I can write them whenever is convenient for me.  I can take my time thinking how to word them.  And if I get a reply, I can read it whenever is convenient for me.  And so forth.

Unfortunately, several people that I'd like to stay in touch with seem to be stuck in the 20th century.  Even though they own computers, they persist in phoning or (heaven forbid!) writing letters.  One friend in Japan writes, meaning that in order to reply I have to make a trip into town, to the post office, to buy whatever type of stamp is currently needed.  She did say in her recent Christmas card that her computer was in the shop, so I guess I'll forgive her this time!

 

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I'd rather communicate via email too, but it's so easy for people to simply not reply to them. And so hard to address complicated or lengthy issues ... I've noticed most people just seem to read the first sentence and ignore the rest.

The good new is, I got my phone calls done. But it will take me days to de-stress. :D 

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1 hour ago, Arcadia said:

I've noticed most people just seem to read the first sentence and ignore the rest.

I need one of your head-banging emoties here!  Isn't that infuriating?  I try to keep my business emails as brief as possible while still covering the ground, but as you say, anything beyond one simple declarative sentence tends to be ignored by some people.  Are they really that busy?  Or merely too impatient to pay attention for an entire minute?

1 hour ago, Arcadia said:

I got my phone calls done. But it will take me days to de-stress.

As our California yoga teacher used to say, take a deep breath -- and relaaaaaxxx....

 

 

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6 hours ago, Carol the Dabbler said:

I need one of your head-banging emoties here!  Isn't that infuriating?  I try to keep my business emails as brief as possible while still covering the ground, but as you say, anything beyond one simple declarative sentence tends to be ignored by some people.  Are they really that busy?  Or merely too impatient to pay attention for an entire minute?

Good question!!!!!!! Yes, I find it very annoying. Maybe you're right, it's something to do with attention span ... but I've long been under the impression that most Americans simply can't read or write very well, based chiefly on reading their emails. Aaaghh.

That's one reason it's so refreshing to come here to the forum ... everyone's so literate! :smile: 

Oh, and here's a couple of head-banging emoties for you. Be my guest. :D 

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And if things get really dire:

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42 minutes ago, Arcadia said:

That's one reason it's so refreshing to come here to the forum ... everyone's so literate! :smile: 

*Aggressive nodding*.

 

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10 minutes ago, Artemis said:

*Aggressive nodding*.

 

Yup. That was the thing that astonished me the most when I first came here; people here were from all over the world, yet we had no trouble (well, almost none :smile: ) communicating! Yet I can barely get a coherent response to my "anyone up for an outing?" emails. :D 

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Well, I assume people come here because they want to communicate -- they presumably enjoy communicating.  Whereas other people perhaps don't?

1 hour ago, Arcadia said:

I've long been under the impression that most Americans simply can't read or write very well, based chiefly on reading their emails.

Yeah, good point.  Though I think some of it is simply the current style -- all the texting abbreviations, for example, that tend to carry over into other writing.

 

 

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Maybe, but what I'm seeing is misused words, misspelled words, and complete misinterpretations of the meanings of words. Not to mention lousy grammar but in an email that's sort of expected. :D 

I've often wondered if it's partly to do with the diversity in this area; we really are a polyglot. But even people who have lived here all their lives seem to struggle to read well, so..... who knows? We manage in the end, I guess.

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4 hours ago, Kat said:

I read online that season 5 could be in 2023 depending on how the pandemic goes.

Good heavens, an on-topic post!   :blink:

Could be, sure.  Unfortunately I don't think anyone "official" has mentioned a possible year, so at this point the talk seems to be all guesses.  Keep your fingers crossed, though!

 

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33 minutes ago, Kat said:
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It’s very sorry to say to Sherlock fans that the fifth season won’t be coming in the year 2021. According to the production, there will be no chance of Sherlock Season 5 releasing in the upcoming year.

No surprise there!  Except for Series 1, they've all debuted in January.  So even if they happen to be in secret pre-production right now, with filming scheduled for this summer, we're not likely to see any new episodes till January 2022 at the earliest -- and I'd be surprised if it's that soon, considering that there hasn't been the slightest peep from anyone actually involved.

 

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But I'd like to respond on the off topic ones!!

Yes to people reading only first sentences of the email. And trust me, that is not only American thing!

I like to solve issues, delegate or having follow up discussion after meeting. So I make effort of putting them in points, as direct as possible, into an email where all parties could respond accordingly. While there are one or two that are as detailed, most yes, just read the first two sentences and ask about something that are already explained in the same email. Then someone else could reply it, but it goes back and forth that it becomes chaotic and all the points are scattered everywhere! Gahhh

 

Not during working, but those shorten abbreviations or informal languages drives me nuts too. They are getting worse and worse, to the point that it makes little sense and just infuriating to read.

Wait.. is this it? I have officially become a grumpy older human being who walks around and curse at everyone and shakes my fist to the sky??? WELL IT'S ABOUT TIME!

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10 minutes ago, Van Buren Supernova said:

Wait.. is this it? I have officially become a grumpy older human being who walks around and curse at everyone and shakes my fist to the sky???

Welcome to the club!   :D

10 minutes ago, Van Buren Supernova said:

those shorten abbreviations or informal languages drives me nuts too. They are getting worse and worse, to the point that it makes little sense and just infuriating to read.

There were a a group of us emailing each other, and one fellow (perfectly decent, nice, intelligent, even a college graduate) kept using texting abbreviations, which drove the rest of us nuts.  I finally did a reply-all to one of his emails, saying that I was able to answer his question because I had finally cracked his code -- which got a round of amused responses from the rest of the group.  As I recall, he started writing in English after that.

17 minutes ago, Van Buren Supernova said:

most yes, just read the first two sentences and ask about something that are already explained in the same email.

Grump!  And then there are the ones who not only read just the first sentence, but manage to misinterpret it.

 

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