No Words to Describe …

by Roger Pynn

Those who know me can attest that I have a pretty colorful vocabulary, and while I’m not necessarily proud of the fact that I have a tendency to swear perhaps a bit too often, I have no problem telling you that I have no words to describe how offended I was by an email that I received today with this bit of art embedded:

Lets do this

At the very least this is an exceptional example of not being familiar with your audience, but since this is just an email blast, it goes way beyond that.

If you don’t know your audience, you can’t tell whether they’d be offended by the kind of language we blacked out above because we didn’t want to offend anyone.

I sent this response to Elissa Jane Mastel, who lists herself as chief marketing officer of Chill Media North and uses the unique email address “empress@chillmedianorth.com”:

“Elissa Jane … I find your email highly offensive, socially unacceptable and downright stupid.”

Actually, it goes way beyond stupid … and, clearly, they didn’t care who they offended.

3 Responses to No Words to Describe …

  1. Sara Brady says:

    In total agreement. Well done.

  2. David Browne says:

    Her website gives me a headache, a binge of purple narcissism. All it lacks are dancing bears.

  3. John says:

    Absence of manners exemplified by poor use of language extends well beyond the email. Social media is an enabler. Uncensored voices defame, humiliate, or simply demonstrate stupidity across our landscape and poke the heart of order and discipline. What ever happened to, “if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all?”

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