Are You Making This Embarrassing E-Mail Mistake?
About a month ago I got a cold call from a guy selling Web servers. He ... got my name from the WhoIs ... of Internet domain names. As an Internet ... ... with several Web si
About a month ago I got a cold call from a guy selling Web servers. He apparently got my name from the WhoIs directory of Internet domain names.
RE: company overview
I just wanted to touch base with you. I haven't spoken to you in awhile, and I just wanted to see if you had any questions.
Please let me know, my contact information is below.
Albert De Salvo
Enterprise Solutions Manager
Since I get email like this just about every day, and since this particular time I had a charitable urge to make a point with this person, I composed the following reply:
Thanks so much for writing!
Yes, I do distinctly remember the last time we spoke. I don't get many calls so yours is indelibly etched in my mind.
In fact, your call was so important, I made a note of our conversation and put it in my tickler file as follows:
"Albert from toasterhoster.com called. He had no idea about my needs but that's okay. He works for a big company so I guess that should be enough to impress me.
"If he hasn't called or tried to contact me by June 20th, I should call him to see if there's anything else I don't need from his company."
In the meantime, I've been anxiously waiting for you to "touch base" with me.
You see, I really have nothing better to do than to read pointless follow-up email messages from people who have no idea whether or not I really need what they have to offer.
By the way, your company overview was fascinating reading. I can't tell you how glad I was to get it. I printed it out and put it up on my bulletin board just in case I ever need to refer to it.
When friends visit my office, I always make sure they see it.
No, I don't have any questions. I'm terribly sorry about that. I tell you what, why don't I take a few hours and think of some for you -- so you can send me more pointless email messages in response.
Once again, thanks so much for wasting my time. I really appreciate it.
P.S. What's an "Enterprise Solution?" Are you related to Captain Kirk?
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