My current pet hate (and there are a few) is the vogue of email spam starting with, “Hi Tim, I’d like to reach out to you …”. This is then followed by some sales talk. It is irritating and I am sure you get the same. \\
I have devised a response – please fee free to cut and paste.
Hi [Randy*] – thanks for your note. Since you are not Levi Stubbs, Abdul ‘Duke’ Fakir, Renaldo ‘Obie’ Benson or Lawrence Payton – you are clearly not one of the Four Tops. I note that you are not even from Michigan. It it only the Four Tops who are allowed to reach out. And if they do, rest assured, I’ll be there. You are not a Four Top – so you are not allowed to reach out. Kindly take me off your mailing list.
* replace with senders name – obviously – don’t want to be accusatory.