Mind Your Manners.

We received an email from a stranger today. Here it is in its entirety:

do you do PHP/MySQL development for DB driven dynamic websites?

Ignoring the industry tech gobbledygook for a moment…what ever happened to simple manners? No “hello.” No proper introduction. No foreplay or sweet talk. He just cut right to the chase. And to make matters worse, the leading “D” isn’t even capitalized. C’mon now.

You would never cold-call someone without at least identifying yourself and exchanging pleasantries. Why is email any different?