Tuesday, May 22, 2007

How to make sure your email is attended to?

Label it highhhhest priority just because the email program lets you choose that priority.. Write URGENT three times in subject line in bold, red. Thank, apologize, thank, apologize 33.5 times throughout the email. Write long-winded story about what you need instead of to-the-point simple request. Be exceedingly obliged even before the favour is done. Like write off your life or something in return. Thank in advance and in nervous, feverish anticipation. Fail to realize that the person has a life and is well-aware that this is not earth-moving stuff,and will probably never take you seriously. CC it to all the email accounts of the person that you are aware of.

I'll get to it when I get to it. Go take a long hike.

30 comments:

Sakshi said...

GOLD Again!!
I am on a roll.. or am in the similar "working hard" phase you are in..
And btw- that email was urgent! I was just asking you to send your fotos.. I am hurt that you are ignoring all my efforts..
*sigh*

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

or am in the similar "working hard" phase you are in..

ahahhhaah :D you're on to something there.

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

I wish I never discovered blogging.

Sakshi said...

Or internets were not discovered - except for Pubmed ;)

Sakshi said...

@Garls (Neihal and Rebellion)- Now look who likes spamming her own comment box :P

Shek said...

@Ipanema Girl
Bad tgfi bad tgfi...spamming your own comment box

@sakshi
You can keep the gold. No one is competing. So, you get the silver, bronze, brushed aluminum and stain-less steel.

fafridi said...

beware, u might start getting gentle and not so gentle reminders for such delays :P

JustSo said...

follow up mails to the "urgent" mails are allowed?

The Smiling Girl said...

Hehehehee... I soooo love it. Aise hi karni chahiye aise peepals ko.. :D

phatichar said...

Hmmmm..

Sakshi said...

@Shek - YOu are just mad because I beat you to it :)

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

sakshi,
its contagious :)

shek,
see above. ;) lol @ brushed aluminium

fafridi,
i wrote back a terse one line saying i will take care of it later. :|

justso,
yeah -like after every 6 hours :)

SG,
useless.

phatichar,
hmmmmmmmmm indeed! :)

sakshi, shek,
i'll let you two sort it out :)

Born a Libran said...

How about following it up with a second email and a third email even before the first email was discovered by the recipient... :)

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

just perfect.

Sakshi said...

@TGFI - Still baiting for the pics!!
:D
Where are the gals?? Mujhe akela chod diya yahan pe spam karne!

Revealed said...

Oh I got to poll. Yayyy. Whooo hoo. What fun. Let's have more polls. I like clicking :D

qsg said...

tgfi: I need to learn a thing or two - I respond to emails too quickly, nahin??? BTW - who wrote you that email?

Sakshi: Don't worry - main hoon na! :)

Sakshi said...

I second Revealed!
More polls!! We want to click on something other than Age!!

Sayesha said...

Ahahaha! How about an sms to remind you about the email, and then another email to remind you about the sms? :D

Neihal said...

@ Dr. Sahiba
I'll get to it when I get to it. Go take a long hike.

SERIOUSLY!!!

current music *dil ke tukade tukade karke muskarate chal diye*

yup, me in bhoole bisre geet mode right now. :P

@ Sakshi
Me back, right there with ya..... dont you worry. :P
and I am glad you got that in writing.... ;-P

lol @ shek

Shek said...

@Shaksi,
I completely forgot to check follow ups on my comments on this post. I was not mad, Shaksi, I just get to be more funny when someone beats me to it.
I am already having a ball waging war with Rebellion on Neihal's blog. Sounds like you want to be next in line! So many 'garls' want a piece of Shek! Ain't I the popular one ;)

Sakshi said...

@Shek _ are you still somking whatever you had last time ??

Shek said...

I was wondering what the lapses in memory were about!?!?!?!

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

sakshi,
keep baiting. :-)

revealed,
:-) will put up another soon

qsg,
no no no, u keep your pace. i like :)

sash,
lol. yeah, and also send a fax. that will help.

neihal,
:-) sigh at current music. hopefully it has changed by now. ;)

shek and sakshi,
lage raho. :)

Shek said...

Let the record show that Ipanema girl is promoting spams on her comment box. This new found love for spams in her own comment box may be strongly influenced by her current lack of activity and may not last very long!

The Smiling Girl said...

Oh yeah.. Gems responds really tooo soon... besharam Gems.. aur uski tarafdaari karne wali Lajjo!! Hmmppphhh...
Mereko useless bolti hain????

Sakshi said...

@Shek - HEAR HEAR!!

Tachyoson said...

reminds me of that Dilbert (possibly?) edition where PHB sends an email to follow up an phone call and wants a printout of the Internet...

Rebellion said...

LOL! How I missed this yaar! Me, along with Sakshi & Neihal could enjoy the most in this space ;)

Rebellion said...

As for the 'priority mail', I stand with Sakshi, firmly :P