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Messages like these really annoy me, am I the only one?

Hi ,
could you .

The “Thanks” at the end makes me want to throw the message in the trash can and ban the user forever.

I much more appreciate messages like these:

Hi ,
I need , any chance you could ?

I don’t even need the thanks (and if, then “thank you in advance” or “would be much appreciated” is much nicer, than the “Thanks” as it sounds you take for granted that I’ll do it).

We’re all busy. We all have our agenda set out before we start our day and and it’s been prioritised by our manager or whoever. So, sending a message, expecting that whatever you send trumps everything the recipient has on his/her plate, or indeed should sidestep your org’s prioritisation flow is naive at best, ignorant or selfish at worst.

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