I revamped my online tutoring website a few weeks ago. Among the changes I made was a form where people could send me a message directly from the site. I thought that since it saved people from copying my email address and logging into their email, I might get a few more emails. So far, I’ve received 12 messages in the past 24 days - which is about 11 more messages than I usually get in any 24 day period. But, even as the quantity of messages increases, the quality hasn’t. And I haven’t ended up with any more business than I would normally have had.
Here’s a recent exchange I had:
WILL U HELP ME WITH MY MATH PLEASE
I’d be happy to help you out. What sort of troubles are you having?
Now, I studied math and economics, not english. But, I’m reasonably certain that there’s no conceivable way that “What sort of troubles are you having?” could possibly be answered with “ok”.
(Shortly I’ll post some more of the crazier email exchanges I’ve had)