Guys and gals, I just got off the phone with someone that insisted I communicate through some sort of instant messaging on the computer. How idiotic! What would have taken less than a minute to communicate on the phone took over 5 minutes on this silly instant messaging thing. I was complaining about it when my “techie” told me it was so this person could talk to me and 3 other people at the same time. HOW HORRIBLY INCONSIDERATE TO WASTE 5 minutes of my time, and the time of the other 3 people, just to convenience themselves!
Common courtesy seems to have been misplaced in today’s fast paced world. The good news is that for those that practice courtesy, it is easy for them to stand apart from the pack. If they are trying to close a big deal, get access through a gate keeper or for that matter win the love of a sweetheart, a handwritten note is often the ticket. A handwritten note is given a special place in people’s “mail sort piles.” It is given a place of honor. It is recognized as often the only piece of mail that is desirable to read. For those that practice the art of the handwritten note, the rewards are both emotional and monetary.