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Jul 23, 2011 20:44
The email I sent to an old man who I have met one time before made him angry.
I had asked him to give me some information by email.
The reason why he had gotten angry was the way of my request.
He said email was not appropriate way to request to unfamiliar people because mail was one way communication. At least it should have been telephone.
I knew the manner and I had written the mail to him in very polite and humble way with the phrase “Please forgive me for my rudeness to ask you by email”.
In the result it was not matter of writting style.
I apologized for him by phone and made a better relationship with him before.
Mail is a very convenient communication tool but we have to choose the occasion and people to send.
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