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to be peed off at people who can't write a letter properly?

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ChookKeeper Wed 26-Aug-09 19:51:39

I get quite a lot of people writing to me 'on spec' looking for a job, asking me to take part in consultations, etc. But, it makes me so mad to get a letter addressed to Dear Mrs Chook Keeper - NO NO NO !!!! It's Dear Mrs Keeper or Dear Chook (if they know me). Why do they do this? Is no one taught the rules of salutations or am I just anal? grin

QuantumForce Wed 26-Aug-09 19:54:56

I thought everyone uses txt spk now

amazed they can still hold a pen

OtterInaSkoda Fri 28-Aug-09 10:46:16

YANBU. Although I can't be doing with "Mrs" (unless people know you're a Mrs). I'm a Ms.

claw3 Fri 28-Aug-09 10:57:22

Cant say ive given it much thought to be honest and ive been called a lot worse!

BubbaAndBump Fri 28-Aug-09 11:11:27

Dear Chookie Wookie

YANBU. People who know you should understand the proper protocol.


ChookKeeper Mon 31-Aug-09 00:33:21

BandB - people who 'know' me know that I'd rip their bloody head off if they don't stick to proper protocol grin grin

And don't even get me started about anything being more than 100% (think XFactor 150%/1000% -agghhhhh angry)

OMG - I am anal aren't I???? grin

madlentileater Mon 31-Aug-09 00:49:41

no you aren't.
would wind me up too.

kinderfool Mon 31-Aug-09 00:57:02

Bad letter writing skills drive me mental too - but I can understand the 1000% thing - to a point, if you're using it mathematically - "I got 15% more than I wanted.... I got 1000% more than I wanted" etc but not in the wanky "oooh, you're 150% better, make sure you give 1000%" use, because it's meaningless angry

skihorse Mon 31-Aug-09 09:23:23


It's enough to drive one to being "stabby".

kinderfool Yes, I've "done a 360" on that too. angry

skihorse Mon 31-Aug-09 09:24:22

n.b., I'm not sure whether stating you're "doing a 360" constitutes an algebraic error or an ignorance one. wink

LittleSilver Mon 31-Aug-09 09:25:41

I used to do a traditinally male job and got letters all the time asking for work addressed to "Dear Sir".

They got binned.

skihorse Tue 01-Sep-09 07:53:15

Littlesilver Did they know your name? When I send a letter to an entity unknown (a business), I write "Dear Sirs". I also work in a male-dominated industry and couldn't give a monkeys what I'm initially adressed as.

Anste Tue 01-Sep-09 08:01:31

YANBU - it drives me mad too, it is my pet hate. What about spelling? e.g. there and their, to and too, oh I could go on and on and on!!

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