I love it when mail arrives that is clearly the result of a copy and past or mail merge process gone wrong. Here's the latest example, which arrived yesterday afternoon:
Hi Jeremy, I am writing you to introduce myself as well as ask you to guide me to the appropriate individual within Google whom I should be in contact with as it pertains to your Financial Data Strategy.
It goes on a to say a lot more about the company, but frankly I lost interest after reading that far.
My response goes like this:
Being a Yahoo employee, I have little access to Google's Financial Data Strategy. And, as someone who worked on Yahoo! Finance for three years, I highly doubt they'd be willing to discuss it with me.
What do you think?
I suppose I could have simply ignored the message, but I'm sitting in the car for 4.5 hours today anyway. And besides, what fun would ignoring it be? :-)
Another note I got starts like this:
I understand you are the Blogger for Jeremy Zawodny's Blog and thought this would be a fun piece for you.
The deductive reasoning showcased in that single paragraph is astounding. I've get to come up with a decent reply to it...
Posted by jzawodn at August 26, 2005 07:03 PM