a preponderance of punctuation marks (reedrover) wrote,
a preponderance of punctuation marks

Is this a mis-communication, or just a poor one?

Hey [My Name]! Its [Name]! How are you feeling? I bet your relieved that its been a cool summer so far.. Anyways I was just curious if you had made any decisions on what your going to do with the babies? There has been a lot going on at our center and I was probably going to start looking for a new job. Let me know! And if you don't know yet then don't worry about it! Hope all is well!
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

Okeydokey... "babies" could mean goats. "At our center" implies that either I know where she works or that we are continuing a conversation that she was holding earlier. So, do I know this person, or not? The mind ponders... I gave up and sent her a response asking if she thought I knew her.

Also, yesterday I got this one too, from a doctor in Los Angeles:
HI [My Name],

I got your message -
will call you shortly....

Since that one included a phone number in the footer, I called back *and* e-mailed her to make sure she knew that her note had gone astray, so that she would at least have a clue why the other-me was unhappy when she finally got a call.
Tags: communication, lives_i_don't_lead

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