No Hello

Imagine calling someone on the phone, going “hello!” then putting them on hold… 🤦‍♂️


People who do this are generally trying to be polite by not jumping right into the request, like one would in person or on the phone - and that’s great! But it’s 2022 and chat is neither of those things. For most people, typing is much slower than talking. So despite best intentions, you’re actually just making the other person wait for you to phrase your question, which is lost productivity (and kinda annoying).

The same goes for:

"Hello, are you around?"
"hi sophie - quick question."
"You got a sec?"

Just ask the question! 😫