Friday, March 26, 2010

What Are We Reading?

There was a check to see how many of us in the office had completed the H1N1 vaccination as we would be able to claim it. So I replied.

From: imp Sent: Thursday, 25 March, 2010 5:29 PM
To: Person-in-Charge Subject: Done: H1N1 Vaccination Status as at 31 Mar 2010

Done, but not claiming from the office as mine was completed in end Oct 09, way before the advisory was sent out.

From: Person-in-Charge Sent: Thursday, 25 March, 2010 5:47 PM
To: imp Subject: RE: H1N1 Vaccination Status as at 31 Mar 2010

Thanks, imp. We cannot claim for vaccinations done before the advisory. Sorry.

From: imp Sent: Friday, 26 March, 2010 9:56 AM
To: Person-in-Charge Subject: Done: H1N1 Vaccination Status as at 31 Mar 2010

Like I said, I never intended to claim for it anyway, before or after the advisory. No issues.

I can't stop rolling my eyes. What is wrong with all these people? What is registering in their brains when they read their emails? Is it me? Should I have been clearer and write in a way that assumes the other party knows nothing and everything ought to be spelt out? Or are we on 2 starkly different schools of thought?


sinlady said...

answers to your questions: everything. nothing. yes. yes. yes! haha

mochalatte said...

i duno but these govern. bodies ppl like to reply as per ser defaulted...blame it on their lazy genes to R.E.A.D & acknowledge carefully..

tuti said...

i get mad when people reply that way.
over counter too, when people do not listen.
not good for my bp.

imp said...

sinlady: HA.

mochalatte: happens everywhere.

tuti: YAH LOR.

Cavalock said...

with yes and the office notebook thingy, u must really luv yr job to still wanna stick with it.

Cavalock said...

i meant 'btw this and the notebook thingy....'

imp said...

cavalock: BIG SIGH. You're absolutely right.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, I make such booboos at work too. Blame me for reading my emails too quickly sometimes and forming an impression about the message before reading it clearly.

Anyway, I don't know the context but since I wouldn't be able to make a claim, I wouldn't have sent the first email at all.

Maybe the fact that you replied + gave a date, they, like myself, without reading carefully, assumed that you were trying to make a claim?

imp said...

anon@11.53pm: perhaps.