This morning I caught myself for the umpteenth time signing off an email with:
Why? I am not a “Cheers!” kinda gal….what the heck!
When did I become infected with this virus where I substitute proper signatory sign off’s with the offhand, extemporesque, “I heart you”, casual word which somehow infers that I have an expensive, locally brewed IPA in one hand as my laptop sits in front of me on a bar table.
I have begun using this as my complimentary close to much of my email correspondence.
Let’s face it…..it doesn’t always work. For example:
I regret to inform you that you were not the chosen candidate…..
The test came back positive.
I don’t generally send the same types of correspondence as I used as examples, but I do find myself using the closing, “Cheers!” when I want to counter some negativity in the response. It has become a passive aggressive ending and I am hereby calling myself AND others out on it!
I don’t even use the word “Cheers!” in my spoken vocabulary, why on earth am I using it in my written responses?
I have indicated that 2016 is going to become the year of saying NO. Perhaps the first NO should be to uber casual email closings. Hmmmmmmmm?