My peeve? People who ask you to contact them through e-mail and do not reply. Even a "e-mail received" would be enough to let us know that it got there. It can be set up to automatically respond so you don't even have to do anything, but common courtesy would be to allow the sender to know you got the thing.
My husband used to work with a man who refused to answer any e-mails. He had thousands of them stored on his computer - he didn't delete them - he just refused to answer them. And he was a supervisor.
So, what do you do when you've sent an e-mail asking for a response, and the responder doesn't? Do you follow up with more e-mail? Call? (If you can find a number) Send a snail mail (if you can find an address)? Or just forget about it and figure they either didn't want the job, or you. How do you handle this?
Birthdays: Joseph Heller, Sterling Brown, Niccolo Tucci, Terry Southern, Bobbie Ann Mason
Tips and Teasers: May is national Bike Month, Barbecue Month, Blood Pressure Month, Hamburger Month, Photography Month and Salad Month. Take three of these items and weave them into a short story or scene.
Thought for the day: "Writing a novel is actually searching for victims. As I write, I keep looking for casualties. The stories uncover the casualties." - John Irving