Every so often, I get an email about all the ‘silly Thank You emails” folks get. They want to know how to make them stop. Who would have thought that one would complain about being thanked. That statement says more about them than the “thanker.”
As I’ve written before, I always welcome “silly Thank You emails.” However, the thank-yous rarely follow all the questions and thoughtful responses I give. How can you not appreciate someone showing gratitude?
So when do you send a “Thank You!” email?
Be Generous with Gratitude
It doesn’t cost you anything other than a couple of moments to type the message and click send. But it is a sad commentary on how few take the time to show gratitude for those who help them out. Especially when it comes to business relationships, those are probably the very same folks who complain about the “incessant thank-youers” out there.
Those who thank me regularly, those who enjoy my tips, blog, or commentary, don’t worry about annoying me. Never worry about showing gratitude — it’s good for the soul.
As far as I’m concerned, you always make me smile and let me know my efforts on the thankless job of promoting proper Email Etiquette. In particular, Business Email Etiquette is worth every keystroke.
And for that, I Thank You!