Today in things that baffle me: e-mail subject lines that leave you guessing:
- For <Insert Company Name>
- Sponsorship Letter
and the grand winner:
“Fw: <blank space>”
If you receive e-mails like these, it can take all of your strength not to delete them, a moderate amount of strength to read through them, and well — searching for them in your inbox (in the off chance that you did want to go back to that particular e-mail) can be close to impossible.
The word “subject” refers to a topic set to be discussed. Broader subjects take a while to discuss. In contrast, forming opinions about specific ones are easier. It baffles me how people miss this — it’s named “subject line” for an obvious reason.
In photo, my actual work inbox when I searched for the word “sponsorship”: