Whilst I think they are a fantabulous way of communicating and use them with a great regularity be it for brief thoughts to friends or long winded conversations, or that oft used e-mail to library patrons re: their books and fines etc. However, recently I have found them to be a marginally problematic method of communicating.

A month ago I managed to, via e-mail, have a pseudo-argument with my aunt, someone who I have a very close relationship with and have very rarely shared a cross word between us, which led to defensive behaviour all round and was, in reality, an exercise simply in crossed lines of communication. Damn the anonymity of e-mails and the lack of facial expressions or vocal intonations. Damn them I say.

Apologies have been made all round and all is now clear between us, but waiting for replies from someone you love who you suspect you are having a disagreement with is not the most pleasant of ways to spend your time it must be said.

Word to the wise, think very carefully before you type and as a note to self, re-read both the e-mail you are replying to and your own reply, thoroughly before firing off that irate e-mail in retaliation, it may just save you a moment of irritated vexation at innocent friends and/or family members.


About Nerdsbian

I am a nerd for ALL seasons. Ravenclaw...natch. I am a genderqueer Librarian who unsurprisingly likes reading...a lot. But I also love being outside too...sometimes even reading at the same time. Also animals, any and all of them. Never yet met one that didn't get on with me and vice versa. I do a couple of different voluntary jobs (animal charity related), I am a Brownie Leader and have recently completed my MA.
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