EMAIL ME to REMIND ME

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    Jan 19, 2010 8:06 PM GMT
    I can't tell you how that phrase absolutely pisses me off. Today I spoke with someone who contacted me to set up a meeting. We decided on Monday. Before I got off the phone he said, "Email me to remind me."

    Can't people write things down or keep track of their own schedules?

    GOD!
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    Jan 19, 2010 8:10 PM GMT
    Just respond..

    Oh, I don't like using email. How about I just send you a tweet on your Twitter.

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    Jan 19, 2010 8:12 PM GMT
    xrichx saidJust respond..

    Oh, I don't like using email. How about I just send you a tweet on your Twitter.

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    I like better "Would you like me to feed you and wipe your ass for you later too?"

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  • drypin

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    Jan 19, 2010 8:13 PM GMT
    Say you'll post it on your Facebook public calendar and he can feel free to check it there.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 19, 2010 8:13 PM GMT
    It happens professionally as well as personally. Its amazing how many people forget about anything....icon_sad.gif
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    Jan 19, 2010 8:17 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidIt happens professionally as well as personally. Its amazing how many people forget about anything....icon_sad.gif


    Yeah, and that's the signal it sends. It says "This is so unimportant to me I am bound to forget."
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    Jan 19, 2010 8:21 PM GMT
    If they have an iphone, just respond..

    I'm sure there's an app for that.

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  • dfrourke

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    Jan 19, 2010 11:23 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidI can't tell you how that phrase absolutely pisses me off. Today I spoke with someone who contacted me to set up a meeting. We decided on Monday. Before I got off the phone he said, "Email me to remind me."

    Can't people write things down or keep track of their own schedules?

    GOD!


    Well, don't come work for me...I use this phrase all the time when someone wants something from me and they catch me 'in passing'...I'm usually focused on doing something else and while I am perfectly fine to get them what they need or consider a request, I can't be expected to remember every passing request while I am on my way to something else...

    In my work environment, "if it isn't in writing, it doesn't exist"...

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    Jan 19, 2010 11:31 PM GMT
    dfrourke said
    wrestlervic saidI can't tell you how that phrase absolutely pisses me off. Today I spoke with someone who contacted me to set up a meeting. We decided on Monday. Before I got off the phone he said, "Email me to remind me."

    Can't people write things down or keep track of their own schedules?

    GOD!


    Well, don't come work for me...I use this phrase all the time when someone wants something from me and they catch me 'in passing'...I'm usually focused on doing something else and while I am perfectly fine to get them what they need or consider a request, I can't be expected to remember every passing request while I am on my way to something else...

    In my work environment, "if it isn't in writing, it doesn't exist"...

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    Because you're hot, I will let it pass for you. But then again, what makes you think I would be working for you? I'm my own boss, been so for 11 years now.icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 19, 2010 11:44 PM GMT
    dWell, don't come work for me...I use this phrase all the time when someone wants something from me and they catch me 'in passing'...I'm usually focused on doing something else and while I am perfectly fine to get them what they need or consider a request, I can't be expected to remember every passing request while I am on my way to something else...

    In my work environment, "if it isn't in writing, it doesn't exist"...


    Having a paper trail is always important, Also emails are usually better because they should be short and to the point which in turn will lead to a quicker response and you wont forget about it
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    Jan 19, 2010 11:46 PM GMT
    maybe he did not know how to send out a meeting request icon_neutral.gif
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    Jan 20, 2010 12:08 AM GMT
    Hey look - we're all busy people, especially at work.

    Reading the OP's post carefully, the *other guy* contacted *him* to request the meeting!

    Seems to me the onus is on him to make a note of the meeting he wants.
    Something I would have pointed out in reply if I were in OP's shoes. icon_biggrin.gif
  • Webster666

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    Jan 20, 2010 2:04 AM GMT
    I do that all the time.
    To me, it means that I care enough about the other person that I don't want to take any chance of standing them up.
    I'm a very dependable and considerate guy.
    If I'm at home, I write myself a note, and there's no need to email me to remind me.
    But, when I'm away from home, I don't carry anything with me on which to make a note.
    So, although I'll most likely remember, I would rather take the extra precaution of having the other person send an email reminder.

    It's being considerate of the other person and their time (the time in which you agreed to get together).
    The time it takes to fire off an email is close to zero.
  • Webster666

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    Jan 20, 2010 2:08 AM GMT
    wrestlervic saidI can't tell you how that phrase absolutely pisses me off. Today I spoke with someone who contacted me to set up a meeting. We decided on Monday. Before I got off the phone he said, "Email me to remind me."

    Can't people write things down or keep track of their own schedules?

    GOD!


    In re-reading your OP, I'm leaning toward changing my opinion, for your particular situation.
    If I called you to set up a meeting, I would certainly have pen and paper handy to write down the date and time that we agreed upon. And, there certainly would not be a need for you to email me to remind me.
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    Jan 20, 2010 2:09 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidI do that all the time.
    To me, it means that I care enough about the other person that I don't want to take any chance of standing them up.
    I'm a very dependable and considerate guy.
    If I'm at home, I write myself a note, and there's no need to email me to remind me.
    But, when I'm away from home, I don't carry anything with me on which to make a note.
    So, although I'll most likely remember, I would rather take the extra precaution of having the other person send an email reminder.

    It's being considerate of the other person and their time (the time in which you agreed to get together).
    The time it takes to fire off an email is close to zero.


    text yourself. And what if the person you told it to is not near a computer or a note pad. You're putting the burden of your laziness on them. There's nothing "considerate" about that.
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    Jan 20, 2010 4:57 AM GMT
    I'm somewhat guilty of this when someone is asking me to do something for them whether it's work-related or personal. But, it's only when someone is approaching me out of the blue with some request.

    I like helping other people. I just don't want to let them down because I forgot about it because I was caught in between. I tend to use my email/voicemail/texts as a "to-do" list. I see it and I remember.

    If I'm asking someone else for something (their time, knowledge, expertise, opinion...), the onus is on me. I plan it. "I'd like to talk to you about xyz, when would be a good time?" (Yes. I can be really anal and annoying. However, when I want to accomplish something, it usually turns out according to plan).

    At work, I'm only supposed to be working on one project at a time, but it doesn't work that way. People need things and they ask. I want to find the time to accommodate them, but can't always fit it in right then. "You want something from me? This is what I need. Email me or I'll forget". This happened to me today. I was in the middle of taking some annual compliance training online and was interrupted by someone looking for information. I was more than happy to help them, but the timing wasn't good. So, I committed the sin. I told them to ask me tomorrow or send me an email to remind me. Right then, I needed to finish that training and get my boss off my butt.

    Personally, I work a long day and have over an hour of commute time each way. Most of my communication is done in the car, on my bluetooth. I love my family and friends, but if I'm driving and you tell me that you need something from me, you'd better follow it up with an email/voicemail/text or I may not remember it by the time I get home.

    Sore subject.

    If you're asking me, be willing to accommodate my request of a reminder email/voicemail/text.

    If I'm asking you, you tell me the terms. (If you don't, I may very well ask you to email/voicemail/text me).

    Sorry for the long response.

  • jrs1

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    Jan 20, 2010 5:02 AM GMT
    wrestlervic said
    HndsmKansan saidIt happens professionally as well as personally. Its amazing how many people forget about anything....icon_sad.gif


    Yeah, and that's the signal it sends. It says "This is so unimportant to me I am bound to forget."


    ... or you're like me and if it's out of sight it's, literally, out of mind. I do a lot of things based on sight and when I see something ... I am more likely to remember it. if I am talking to you on the phone ... I will almost always forget what we've talked about. but if you've written something down - years ago - I will remember it by sight. unimportant? no. try again. try that may just be how this person's memory works.
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    Jan 20, 2010 5:07 AM GMT
    wrestlervic saidI can't tell you how that phrase absolutely pisses me off.


    My mom says this to me ALL the time and I KNOW she has an entire CUPBOARD full of sticky notes to just write something down on instead. But now that I access email on my phone it's no big deal...it's like sending her a text, though she actually reads this (she still doesn't know how to use text).
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    Jan 20, 2010 5:16 AM GMT
    I am guilty of this, but only when doing something that is requested of me. Even then, I generally do not need to. However, I will often be going to class myself and I will see one of my students who expect me to remember all details about them (out of a class of 50), have the syllabus memorized, and take the time to answer all questions on the spot. In this case, I have absolutely no problem asking for an email reminder of their issues. However, if I am the one doing the requesting, I would never do this unless it's a very good friend.