Comedian Lane Moore breaks down the subtext behind the most common — and most atrocious — email sign-offs
Moneyish asked award-winning comedian, writer and musician Lane Moore to translate some of the most common — and cringeworthy — email sign-offs. Here’s what she had to say.
Ending a professional email in a way that doesn’t sound totally unprofessional, or too casual, or way too familiar like you’ve been best friends for eternity when you just met three days ago for a formal job interview, can be exhausting.
With that in mind, I’ve compiled my gut reactions to each of the following sign-offs so you know what a total stranger (or maybe we’re already friends — in which case, what’s up, guys, hi!) who sees a lot of these is potentially thinking. Or maybe they’re exactly what you think when you see these sign-offs and you can be like, “Haha, yes, I totally think that. Me and Lane are right about this; we are a joined unit now!” And that’s fine by me.
I am wearing a business suit while I type this and I want you to know that.
I recently saw “Under the Tuscan Sun” and it was bewitching.
Ugh, I’m this guy and I know it.
I hate you.
I hate you but I’m polite.
I am 12.
I am in love with you. Seriously, there is no other reason I would use this.
I am asking a favor.
I think I am the King of somewhere British but I work in accounts payable in Des Moines.
I hope your day is going well and I also know this is the least shitty of the sign-offs.
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