I hate to be one of those “how does this sound” people, especially regarding an e-mail that’s already been sent, but I got an unexpected reply from someone and it’s really making me wonder. Last night I sent the following message to a handful of friends and family members, all of whom I have received more than one forwarded e-mail from:
This is the version I settled on after several attempts at explaining my reasoning and/or explaining that I did not mean for any of these people to stop sending me e-mails altogether. In the end, I figured it was a pretty straightforward request, and that there was no reason for me to explain or justify it. Was I too blunt or something?
I was a little emotional when I wrote it – I’d just gotten yet another thoughtlessly forwarded e-mail that insulted me (it literally said “sit down and shut up”) for having different political/religious beliefs than the sender – but I’d been thinking about making such a request for a long time, and even drafted a similar e-mail a few months ago (which I never sent out). Also, the person whose reply surprised me is not the most stable member of my family, so while I can’t dismiss their reaction entirely I also can’t take it as an example of ‘normal.’
So, my rational, mature fellow SDMBers, whaddya think?
(Aw, what the heck: I’m interested in your opinion even if you aren’t rational or mature… )