I’ve always believed that when you boil everything down, everyone wants two basic things:
- To be listened to
- To be appreciated/recognized
Consequently, it really pisses me off how a large number of people simply fail to respond to emails which clearly require a response. Sure, there are emails that don’t require a response, e. g. the latest lolcat at icanhascheezburger.com that I wanted to share. But when I ask a question or send a meeting invitation, you would think that would elicit some sort of response, even if it is “Not no, HELL no.” What do I get a lot of the time instead? Crickets. I mean, come on, do my emails smell bad or something?
And to those of you who do reply to my emails, I do really appreciate it.